At this year's upfront, where advertisers try to buy time on TV's next hits, many networks are hoping to pull business away from NBC on its risky decision to put Jay Leno on weeknights at 10 p.m. Sam Eaton reports.
Britain kicks off its cash for clunkers where drivers get $3,000 on a new vehicle if they trade one that's 10 years old. The U.S. is considering a similar plan with a bigger subsidy for car owners. Stephen Beard reports.
While the construction industry has collapsed, the do-it-yourself industry's picked up. And that means stronger earnings for Lowe's and Hope Depot. Jennifer Collins reports why the chains are doing well.
American Apparel has agreed to pay Woody Allen $5 million to settle a lawsuit. The filmmaker sued the retailer for suing his image without permission. Sally Herships reports on whether this is hurting or helping the company's business.
Indian stocks jumped so high regulators had to close the market temporarily to give it time to breath. This is good news for an economy often blasted as slow on reforms. Scott Tong further explores what's behind the surge.
Social Security is losing billions and younger people working today could face benefit cuts in the future. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about what the government can do to avoid a retirement disaster.
The Obama administration kicked off a plan three months ago to help people avoid foreclosure. Some program advocates say it's working, while critics complain the companies involved aren't serious about it. Tamara Keith reports.
Wal-Mart is unrolling an expanded electronics section today that allows customers to play with gear previously under lock and key. The goal of the move is to snag former Circuit City customers. Janet Babin reports.
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