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Understanding health savings accounts

Jan 31, 2006
President Bush expects to make health saving accounts a highlight of his State of the Union speech tonight. But how exactly do they work at the consumer level? Helen Palmer has the details.

Curtain rises on Enron trial

Jan 30, 2006
Jury selection is scheduled today in the biggest corporate corruption scandal since the Lincoln Savings and Loan debacle. But as Tess Vigeland reports, it won't be a slamdunk for prosecutors.
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Dutch solution no fix for New Orleans

Jan 30, 2006
As the Big Easy rebuilds in the wake of Katrina, some are calling for a Dutch-style network of levees and flood control structures. But a study to be presented this week warns such coastal protections would destroy the region's wetlands. Sam Eaton reports.

Alcohol deaths

Jan 30, 2006
Britain has the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths of any country in Europe. Stephen Beard reports on the economic toll.

Ford's tax breaks

Jan 30, 2006
While Ford moves ahead with plans to cut 30,000 jobs, Newsweek Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow the company got $250 million in tax breaks last year to create jobs that never materialized.

Roots of identity theft run deep

Jan 27, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and identity theft expert Eric Drew talk about the source of the identity theft problem — and why you shouldn't be paying to protect yourself from it.

Fourth quarter GDP

Jan 27, 2006
The government is expected to release GDP figure for the fourth quarter of 2005 today, and analysts predict the number will show that the economy slowed during the last three months of the year. Bob Moon has more.

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The toxic ship

Jan 27, 2006
This week a so-called "toxic ship" was permitted to sail toward India. The decommissioned French aircraft carrier is set to be dismantled when it gets to Indian shipyards, despite environmental concerns. Greenpeace says the ship contains hundreds of tons of hazardous materials. From New Delhi, Miranda Kennedy reports.

Hollywood on the "Bubble"

Jan 27, 2006
Today's release of the low-budget thriller "Bubble" has Hollywood holding its breath. As Rachel Dornhelm reports, the film could very well change how movies are distributed.

Rental car revenue shift

Jan 26, 2006
A new report out indicates that people now rent more cars from neighborhood locations than they do from airports. Brian Watt explains the shift.