Foreclosure filings dropped for the month of November, but that doesn't necessarily mean things are getting better. Jeremy Hobson looks into why these indicators may be "false positives" for the housing market.
Today we get the latest trade deficit, and while a weaker dollar and overseas growth have boosted U.S. exports, a faltering U.S. economy means fewer imports. John Dimsdale explores whether trade will balance out.
European leaders are looking at an E.U.-wide stimulus package, but Germany and Britain have very different opinions. The U.K. supports the plan, while Germans dislike the approach. Stephen Beard reports.
The British pound was trampling the dollar last year, but lately its value is rapidly decreasing. Now a debate is stirring over whether to lose the pound sterling and adopt the euro. Christopher Werth reports.
Small businesses want a number of things from the incoming Obama administration, including some of the money from the federal bailout. Health insurance and credit card reform are also on the agenda. Mitchell Hartman reports.
The House approved $14 billion in loans to help automakers survive. But things don't look promising for the bill as it heads to the Senate, where Republicans are threatening a filibuster. Dan Grech reports.
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