Barbie's turning 50. But she has bigger problems than just getting older. Sales of the iconic doll are down 21%. So parent company Mattel is hoping for a sales boost as it opens its first-ever Barbie megastore in China. Scott Tong reports.
The Labor Department says the nation's unemployment rate soared to 8.1 percent in February, its highest level since 1983. Steve Chiotakis breaks down what the numbers mean with James Angel, finance professor at Georgetown University.
Struggling automaker GM has been approaching individual European governments for help. Now the European Union is calling for a crisis meeting with countries that have GM factories. Christopher Werth reports.
The U.S. government is developing a plan to give wealthy investors the chance to buy securities that finance consumer lending, without the risk of massive losses. Dan Grech breaks down how the plan could work.
Almost 60 percent of Americans use a professional for their tax needs. But as people simplify their financial portfolios and the popularity of online tax preparation grows, will tax professionals still be in demand? Jeremy Hobson reports.
After being laid off from her job, Rachel Steinberg headed to camp. But she wasn't roasting marshmallows. She was attending a camp that teaches the jobless how to cope. Steve Chiotakis speaks with the San Francisco resident about what she learned.
Unemployment numbers are expected to soar, making it a high priority at a Congressional economic committee hearing today. As the Obama administration works on economic recovery, will the unemployment rates improve? Ronni Radbill reports.
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