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The 'Energy Security' Act

Nov 16, 2005
Senators from both side of the aisle unveil a new bill today aimed at, in part, increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles on US roads. Jeff Tyler reports.

October retail sales

Nov 15, 2005
The government's retail sales figures for October are expected to be released today, and as Rachel Dornhelm reports, it doesn't appear that higher gas prices have put much of a crimp in consumer spending.

Western Union clamps down on fraud

Nov 15, 2005
Western Union has announced a series of steps designed to discourage consumers from wiring money to fraudulent telemarketers. Scott Jagow reports.

The illegal art trade

Nov 15, 2005
The Getty Center's former antiquities curator is going on trial in Italy for conspiring to loot Roman artifacts. It's part of Italy's efforts to curb the illicit art trade, but as Megan Williams reports, not everyone in the art world…

Bernanke hearings

Nov 15, 2005
The Senate Banking Committee opens hearings today on Ben Bernanke's nomination as chairman of the Federal Reserve board. John Dimsdale reports.

Pension accounting

Nov 14, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Alan Sloan tells host Cheryl Glaser about new accounting standards for pension obligations.

Private Airbus

Nov 14, 2005
While airlines queue up to buy the new Airbus A380, the world's biggest plane, some private individuals have also placed an order for the $300 million airliner. Brian Watt looks at who they might be.

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Andean trade talks

Nov 14, 2005
Stung by the collapse of hemispheric free trade talks, the Bush Administration looks to walk before it can run, launching trade negotiations with just three Andean nations Monday. Dan Grech reports.

Who's minding the kids?

Nov 11, 2005
The Census Bureau reports that six in 10 children under five are in childcare, and as Sarah Gardner reports, kids don't have just one minder looking after them.

New pension accounting rules

Nov 11, 2005
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued new rules requiring that a company's pension obligations be included on its balance sheet. As Dan Grech reports, the change could lead to lower earnings and shareholder dividends.

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