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'Oh, so I was in an abusive relationship'

Gretchen Wilson | Aug 27, 2007
A South African group has added a twist to its mircofinancing practice by providing additional training to its entrepreneurs — which is allowing some women to say "no" to their husbands for the first time. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Ready to go back in the subprime water?

Steve Henn | Aug 27, 2007
The recent problems terrorizing the mortgage market are likely to scare off some investors for some time to come. But sale prices in the aftermath could also lure in bargain hunters. Steve Henn reports.

Bailing out lenders for a profit... or not

| Aug 27, 2007
Bank of America got a lot of attention on Wall Street last week for a timely loan that saved mortgage lender Countrywide Financial. But it also got a heckuva deal, says Allan Sloan, the kind taxpayers can only wish the Fed and the ECB were getting.

No. 1 threat: Credit crunch, not terrorism

Janet Babin | Aug 27, 2007
Survey says: Economists now cite massive defaults on subprime mortgages and heavy debts as the top threat to the U.S. economy. As recently as March, the possibility of a terrorist attack was still the greatest worry. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Bat Boy cast into cyberspace!

| Aug 27, 2007
It'll still be published online, but today's issue of Weekly World News will be the last to hit newsstands. For 28 years the paper greeted shoppers in the grocery checkout line with fantastical, OK, ludicrous tales, and commentator John Booth is going to miss it.

Tata shopping for luxury cars

Stephen Beard | Aug 27, 2007
Indian steel and auto conglomerate Tata will likely be the proud new owner of luxury car brands Jaguar and Land Rover. And it could be a good match all around, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Brazilian political scandal hits frying pan

Dan Grech | Aug 27, 2007
Dozens of officials in Brazil are accused of getting their palms greased to support the policies of President Lula da Silva. This week that nation's high court takes up the case that's been simmering for years. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Beware: Subprime sharks still lurking

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 27, 2007
Even as the subprime mortgage sector crumbles and lenders like Countrywide take out multi-billion dollar lines of credit to stay in business, ads appealing to people with bad credit are still surfacing on the Internet. Say what? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing

With Real Estate, Watch the Unemployment Rate

Chris Farrell | Aug 26, 2007
The housing market is nowhere near bottom. The Wall Street Journal had a good story on the meltdown in the condominium market on Saturday....

Straight Story

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Aug 25, 2007
Chris Farrell says that if the student loan industry were graded for its effectiveness to students, it might have to repeat the class all over again.

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