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Jill Barshay

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Southwest ready to play with others

Jun 14, 2007
Southwest carries more passengers than any other U.S. airline, but profits are sagging and there are seats to fill so it's finally going to sell tickets through the same booking engine other airlines use. But you're still not getting an assigned seat, Jill Barshay reports.

Got money?

Jun 11, 2007
Economists are guessing milk prices will be up 80% this summer. Jill Barshay reports on why the dairy product is suddenly getting so expensive.

Trade deficit slows for first time in a long time

Jun 8, 2007
The U.S. trade deficit has been at historic levels for years. It goes up every month. But today there was a big reversal. Jill Barshay reports.

WiTricity: Powering up without cords, plugs

Jun 8, 2007
It seems too good to be true — a device that can power lights, laptops, phones and just about anything else, through the air and without plugging in. But there are some drawbacks — Jill Barshay reports.

We're charging up profits for MasterCard

Jun 7, 2007
For everything else, indeed. Shoppers are using plastic to pay more than ever and that's driving newly-public MasterCard stock way up. So what now? The company will probably invest in ways to make charging even easier, Jill Barshay reports.

Is that a glimmer of a housing turnaround?

May 24, 2007
Prices usually go up with demand. But there was a strange wrinkle in the home-sales figures announced today. Sales were up, but prices were down. Jill Barshay reports.

Texas tackles a ticket tax

May 24, 2007
The state of Texas wants to test high school athletes for steroids. Trouble is, lawmakers there can't agree on how to cover the costs and a proposal to tax football and basketball tickets isn't winning over a lot of fans. Jill Barshay reports.

Drilling for Mideast money

May 23, 2007
Halliburton, the world's biggest oilfield services company, officially opened its new headquarters in Dubai and sent out a call for local investors. Jill Barshay reports.

Con Ed plugs into Homeland Security

May 21, 2007
New York City's electric company is getting ready for a much needed upgrade. And it figured how to get the federal government to foot part of the bill. Jill Barshay reports.

Paulson's new game plan

May 14, 2007
The U.S. just isn't attracting foreign investment the way it used to, so Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to see some changes in our playbook. And if he can push his agenda through, American companies may enjoy the new rules as well, Jill Barshay reports.