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Hoping the sky is falling

Nov 4, 2005
Disney hopes to recapture some of its former glory in the realm of animation with the release of <em>Chicken Little</em>, which opens today. Brian Watt reports.

Senate to Vote on Reconciliation

Nov 3, 2005
The Senate on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a budget reconciliation bill that among other things would cut Medicaid, farm subsidies, and student financial aid, and open ANWR to drilling. Hillary Wicai reports.

Settlements for Biased Advice

Nov 3, 2005
The administrator of a $440 million restitution fund set up in the wake of a landmark Wall Street settlement for tainted and biased analyst research reports a high number of claims. Amy Scott has more.

Blowing bubbles

Nov 3, 2005
Finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that many economists are uncomfortable with outgoing Fed Chief Alan Greenspan's laissez-faire attitude toward market bubbles.

Hedge Funds Drop

Nov 3, 2005
Investments in hedge funds have dropped while the purchase of junk bonds has increased. What's going on? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Gates guns for Google

Nov 2, 2005
Microsoft has announced plans to offer an online version of its Windows operating software, going head-to-head with archrival Google in the field of cyber applications. Ethan Lindsey reports.
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Gas prices dip, a little

Nov 2, 2005
The government reports Wednesday that crude oil inventories grew for the fourth straight week. At the same time, the average price of gas has dropped to pre-Katrina levels. Bob Moon reports.

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A poor grapefruit outlook

Nov 2, 2005
Hurricane Wilma devastated more than half of Florida's grapefruit crop. Robin Sussingham looks at what the damage will likely mean for consumers.

Direct to consumer advertising

Nov 2, 2005
The FDA is considering revising rules about how much risk information prescription drug commercials must include in their television advertising. Hillary Wicai reports

The cost of preventing bird flu

Nov 1, 2005
The president wants to spend $7.1 billion of the people's money to guard against avian flu. But medical historian and commentator Howard Markel wonders whether it's being spent wisely.