More than 95 million MRIs and CAT scans are performed every year in the U.S. Is that a bit much? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports health care professionals may be under pressure to use their testing equipment.
This weekend, Washington will discuss tougher regulations for hedge funds. Stephen Beard looks into whether hedge funds are being scapegoated for their role in the global crisis or whether they deserve to disappear.
The government bailout of AIG wasn't enough to help it stay afloat. Now it will buy preferred stock in the insurance company to the tune of $40 billion. Jeremy Hobson reports the AIG bailout is now worth $150 billion.
China's $586 billion stimulus package will focus on everything from construction to tax reform. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai, who says China needs all of this to keep up with its domestic growth.
In this gloomy time for business, maybe all we need is a little youthful optimism. Fifteen-year-old Josh Heinzl wasn't afraid to open his toy store in a mall in Nashua, N.H. last month. Avishay Artsy has the story.
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