The world's biggest retailer is asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on a massive sex-discrimination lawsuit against the company. Wal-Mart says the class action case could include more than a million women and should be stopped. Amy Scott reports.
Toll Brothers, the nation's largest builder of luxury homes, reported its first quarterly profit in three years. Analysts chalked it up mostly to lower write-downs. Joel Rose reports the company is looking for more growth by launching a new subsidiary to buy distressed assets.
Dell and Hewlett-Packard put in big bids for 3PAR, a data storage company. 3PAR's board is said to have accepted an offer from Dell. But are the world's two largest PC companies in a race to acquire a company or playing a billion-dollar game of chicken? Gregory Warner reports.
Several high-profile companies in Germany were recently caught using digital technology to keep tabs on workers. Germans were spooked by that, and have pushed for a new law that would stop your employer from checking out your Facebook page.
The U.S. will soon publish its revised estimate for the country's economic growth rate and the expectation is slippage. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell says there is good news that's being ignored, and talks with Bob Moon about why he's somewhat optimistic.
California has passed legislation to set up a new market for health insurance. The online exchange could be a model for other states as they implement the health care overhaul passed earlier this year. Reporter Amy Scott talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
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