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OPEC oil won't satiate market

Stephen Beard | Sep 12, 2007
Despite OPEC's decision yesterday to put more oil onto the world market, crude-oil prices are trading at near record levels. Stephen Beard reports OPEC's extra half a million barrels a day still isn't enough to make a difference.
Posted In: Economy

Not much for TV to celebrate

| Sep 12, 2007
With the Writer's Guild contract about to run out and fear of a strike looming, it's not the greatest time for the TV industry. Lisa Napoli tells us why this weekend's Emmy awards may feel a bit . . . sad.
Posted In: Entertainment

An interest rate cut won't stop recession

| Sep 12, 2007
The Fed will meet Tuesday to decide whether to cut interest rates. But commentator Robert Reich says an interest rate cut won't help curb a recession -- though a tax cut could.

A star today and a bust tomorrow

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 12, 2007
New figures out today will show states like Arizona and Florida with the highest housing growth two years ago. Jeremy Hobson reports that now, these states suffer some of the highest foreclosure rates.
Posted In: Housing

The boss isn't in today . . . ever

| Sep 11, 2007
It's important in business to keep up appearances. But what if your office was all appearances? As in, more like a movie set with extras posing as your staff? Cash Peters reports on the growing trend of virtual offices.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Too much of a good thing?

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 11, 2007
For many Americans, capitalism equals democracy. But in his new book former Labor Secretary Robert Reich questions the appropriateness of that equation. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Save the tiger by mass production?

Scott Tong | Sep 11, 2007
With wild tigers on the brink of extinction, many countries ban the sale of hides and bones. But China is considering lifting its restrictions. It's part of a free-market approach to conservation that's novel -- and controversial. Scott Tong reports.

Beware of power shift in world finance

| Sep 11, 2007
Everybody from the Federal Reserve to the European Central Bank to the newest fund manager on Wall Street is worried about subprimes and the liquidity crisis. But commentator Bruce Stokes says there's an even greater challenge out there.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Chertoff: Private planes a security risk

Steve Henn | Sep 11, 2007
Six years after 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to plug what Secretary Michael Chertoff describes as a major gap in the country's defenses -- private planes. Steve Henn reports.

OPEC agrees to pump more oil

Stephen Beard | Sep 11, 2007
OPEC agreed today to increase production by a small amount -- about another half-million barrels a day. Cartel members said they're worried about the U.S. mortgage mess. Stephen Beard reports.