Bank of America has agreed to buy Countrywide, sparing the nation's largest mortgage lender from bankruptcy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that the deal should spare customers from the disruptions of the bankruptcy process.
Today was the World Trade Organization's deadline for Europe to lighten up its rules on importing genetically-modified foods. But many Europeans are against what they call "Frankenfoods." Kyle James has more.
A stripped-down press conference will air this Sunday in lieu of the usual Golden Globes ceremony. Doug Krizner talks to Variety's Mike Speier about the wider effects of having no ceremony -- and whether we'll see this happen to the Oscars.
Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness day, and the practice is the fastest-growning criminal industry in the world, with a U.N.-projected worth of about $32 billion. Janet Babin reports signs of modern-day slavery.
Big airlines are planning to make fewer seats available this year to cover higher fuel costs and increase profits. Steve Tripoli reports dropping seats doesn't necessarily mean carriers are dropping the price of fares.
If you watched the big college football game between LSU and Ohio State this week, you probably noticed an Allstate logo at some point. Scott Jagow talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about whether its presence was welcome.
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