A study conducted by four universities found that people who are sad will spend more than people who are happy. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores how groups were tested using emotion-inducing films and insulated water bottles.
Wal-Mart is planning to open 400 health clinics in its stores in the next two years. The clinics will partner with local health care providers and carry their namesake. Rachel Dornhelm reports the move is a profitable one.
With stars like director Martin Scorsese lending celebrity power, the Berlin Film Festival is becoming a bigger and bigger event. Doug Krizner reviews the highlights of this year's festival with Variety's Mike Speier.
Preparing for what appear to be hard times ahead, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is budgeting $25 million towards public works. Dan Grech reports Calderon also hopes not to depend on the U.S. economy.
Finance ministers from around the world will be meeting in Tokyo tomorrow for the G7 conference. But Stephen Beard reports chances are they won't be working together on just one solution to global economic crises.
With a possible end to the entertainment writers' strike on the horizon, movie and TV producers are hoping to make good economical choices. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at where the industry might see a radical changeover.
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