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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.

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.

Keeping a head above water in Alaska

Nov 11, 2005
Global warming has the water rising in the Native Alaskan village of Newtok. And as Aliza Sherman Risdahl reports, residents have few options.

Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2005
Today is Veterans Day, and Jeff Tyler checks in on the economic status of the nation's retired warriors.

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Betting on the bubble

Nov 10, 2005
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched a new form of futures trading Wednesday, allowing investors to wager on the price of future home sales. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Delta blues

Nov 10, 2005
The bankrupt air carrier is expected to post a third quarter loss today while it continues to squabble with its pilots over salary and benefit cuts it says are necessary to make the company solvent. Bob Moon reports.

Windfall tax falls short

Nov 10, 2005
Finance expert Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that a windfall profits tax for oil companies is a bad idea, and that oil companies actions indicate they think the spike in gas prices is short-term.