With European governments spending billions to bail out banks, investors are buying insurance against countries defaulting. Megan Williams looks into popular doubt that some countries can repay their debt.
Berkshire Hathaway releases its third-quarter profits today, and if they look anything like second-quarter earnings, they'll be dropping. Janet Babin reports why this news might be OK for the average investor.
British bank Barclays said it would get $12 billion from the Middle East, mainly from sovereign wealth funds in Quatar and Abu Dhabi. Stephen Beard reports why the bank would rather go anywhere but the British government.
Analysts are projecting growth of up to 30% for company earnings in the coming quarter. This may seem unlikely given the financial climate, but Ashley Milne-Tyte reports something may be skewing the estimate.
The conflict of music versus art rages on, but some artists are happy to work a day job so they can keep playing. Joshua McNichols talks to musicians in Seattle to find out what else they do to pay the bills.
With the unemployment rate in the U.S. climbing ever higher, it would seem like a good time to be in the job fair business. But job fair producers are hurting for money, even with attendance up. Renita Jablonski reports.
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