Hedge funds will soon send out year-end letters, most of them detailing how much they lost in the last year. Even though investors might not be looking forward to the missives, some of them can be pretty entertaining. Amy Scott reports.
A few years ago, 3D was supposed to be the next big thing in movies. But last time we went to the theater, most movies were flat on the screen. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains why the movie industry has yet to completely enter the third dimension.
All the talk about restarting the economy has focused on President-elect Obama's stimulus plan. Commentator Clyde Prestowitz says we need to focus on international trade imbalances and production for the stimulus to work.
A lot of news came from banking institutions this week, and very little of it was good. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at reports from Citigroup and Bank of America with T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks and Wall Street columnist Heidi Moore.
Consumer prices have dropped and inflation has slowed, which could push consumers to start spending again. But there's a potential downside that has some economists concerned -- deflation. John Dimsdale reports.
Many troubled banks are weighed down with mortgage and credit-card assets they can't sell or value. One solution that some are pushing for is creating "bad banks" to buy up toxic assets. Steve Henn reports.
The term "zombie bank" comes from the Japanese, who use it to describe banks kept on life support by the government. So when does a bank become a zombie -- beyond help and unable to get off the operating table? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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