Boston's Public Library has landed a grant to digitize its collection of government documents, which includes an archive of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings from the 1950's. Steve Tripoli reports.
Warren Buffett is launching a municipal bond insurance business today, taking advantage of a troubled market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports Buffett is expected to do well by staying away from subprime.
The slump in residential real estate is the worst in 16 years, but that's given a boost to a little-known industry called mortgage field servicers. Mhari Saito reports on the largest privately-owned property caretaker.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today launches one of the first national television ads of the presidential campaign season. Jill Barshay reports it's a cost-effective way for him to reach 23 key states.
Dutch bank ING is unloading its re-insurance unit to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Stephen Beard reports the official reason for the sale is streamlining, but analysts suspect other motives are involved.
Negotiations between the United Auto Workers and the Big Three automakers were expected to be considerably more friendly than they became. Alisa Roth reviews the year in auto industry news with host Renita Jablonski.
When sizing up the latest new home sales figures with other key economic factors, things can get confusing. Jeremy Hobson reports how the numbers stack up against jobless claims and durable goods orders.
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