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High times in the U.S. labor pool

Janet Babin | Jul 16, 2007
A survey finds at least one in 12 workers used illicit drugs every month. But one expert says marijuana isn't the biggest danger to health and safety. It's abuse of prescription drugs. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health, Jobs

Internet radio lives to play another day

Lisa Napoli | Jul 16, 2007
The recording industry has made some major concessions that will allow webcasters to stay in business while the two sides try to hammer out an agreement on royalty rates. Pandora's Tim Westergren says it's a win for musicians and listeners.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Volvo for sale?

Stephen Beard | Jul 16, 2007
Ford says it ain't so, but there's word this morning that the company's putting Volvo on the auction block along with Jaguar and Land Rover. All those luxury foreign brands have cost car maker $5 billion over the last few years. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Massachusetts health plan check up

Helen Palmer | Jul 16, 2007
Universal health coverage will be one of the top issues in the '08 election, so the Massachusetts experiment to require it is getting lots of scrutiny. Two weeks in and people have been signing up by the thousands. But who are they? Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

China turns table on unsafe food claims

Scott Tong | Jul 16, 2007
Late last week, China banned imports from major U.S. food suppliers. The companies say the Chinese government is just lashing out and trying to create the impression that dangerous food is everywhere to take the focus off its products. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Industry's future hinges on UAW deal

Sam Eaton | Jul 16, 2007
The United Auto workers will begin hashing out its next contract with the Big Three automakers this Friday, and many are predicting the outcome will be a make-or-break moment for the future of the U.S. auto industry. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

Fannie Mae exec wants his bonus back

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 16, 2007
Former Fannie Mae chairman Franklin Raines is one of several past execs seeking compensation from the company. He's suing to recover millions of dollars in stock payouts that a federal agency has put a hold on. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Summer school: PMI

| Jul 13, 2007
We're back to the blackboard with a lesson in "PMI." This mysterious acronym can come in handy -- if you're a mortgage lender.

Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Chris Farrell and Lisa Napoli | Jul 13, 2007
Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Planned obsolescence is profitable

| Jul 13, 2007
They don't make computers or washing machines like they used to. But if they did, what would happen to the warranty industry? Lisa Napoli talks to Todd Marks of Consumer Reports about whether cheap warranties are a good deal.