United and Continental are merging their fleets to form the world's biggest airline. The new planes will keep United's name, but use Continental's logo. Some United loyalists are mad about the logo change. But why would consumers become so attached to a brand?
Congress is beginning two days of hearings on China's currency, the yuan. Many members of Congress say China is keeping its currency artificially low, giving it an unfair trade advantage. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Bill Radke about what these hearings can accomplish.
Traveling by bus can usually save you more money than, say, flying. But watch out for hidden fees. Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about Greyhound's gift ticket fee.
The World Trade Organization is set to rule on a complaint against aircraft maker Boeing. The charge is that the U.S. government is illegally subsidizing the company and placing its rival, Airbus, at an unfair disadvantage. Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
So, turns out being fat and out of shape isn't just bad for your heart and your medical bills. It's bad for the whole economy -- costing hundreds of billions of dollars a year, according to a new study on America's growing obesity epidemic. Mitchell Hartman reports.
New research says Americans are more than
$6 trillion short of what they need for retirement. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Steve Chiotakis about what that number is based on and if it could get worse.
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