Alisa Roth

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Toll Brothers grim?

Feb 8, 2006
The luxury homebuilder predicts orders for new homes will fall by almost 30% this quarter. With this and other glum real estate predictions recently, what's the outlook for home prices? Alisa Roth takes a look.

Taking the pineapple out of Hawaii

Feb 3, 2006
Del Monte will no longer grow Hawaii's signature fruit in the Aloha State, because it's too expensive. Alisa Roth has more on the end of an era.

China opens the door to new investment

Jan 31, 2006
New rules that go into effect today allowing foreign investors to own a larger percentage of Chinese companies. Alisa Roth has the details.


Jan 25, 2006
Adidas has been given the green light to acquire US athletic shoemaker Reebok in a deal estimated at $3.8 billion. Adidas hopes the acquisition will put it on track to give Nike a run for its money. Alisa Roth reports.

Transit strike's silver lining?

Dec 21, 2005
When mass transit workers go on strike, conventional wisdom says taxis and livery cabs make a mint. But Alisa Roth finds -- that's just not so in New York.

The busy Post Office

Dec 19, 2005
The US Postal Service is expecting to have its busiest day of the year today. Alisa Roth looks at just how busy, and how much money the Post Office is expecting to take in.

EU-OPEC meeting

Dec 2, 2005
Officials from the European Union sit down with OPEC representatives today to discuss ways to stabilize the world oil market. Alisa Roth reports.

Japan Considers Lifting U.S. Beef Ban

Oct 31, 2005
Japanese trade officials meet Monday to decide whether to lift a two-year ban on U.S. beef triggered by the Mad Cow scare. As Alisa Roth reports, the U.S. beef industry has a lot at "steak."

English as a second language

Oct 27, 2005
Millions of foreign immigrants call New York City home. A miniature United Nations convenes regularly at ESL classes across the city. Alisa Roth takes a look at one.

Value-added outsourcing

Oct 12, 2005
Cutting costs isn't the only reason big corporations outsource job from the United States. Alisa Roth looks at the latest outsourcing trends.