Feb 2, 2006

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Saving rate declines

Feb 2, 2006
The savings rate is as low as it's been since the Great Depression. But personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that's not necessarily bad news.

The bloom is off Jet Blue

Feb 2, 2006
The hip air carrier with leather seats and individuals TVs has long been considered a model for the struggling legacy carriers to pattern themselves after. But as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, Jet Blue's star has fallen with its recent earnings report.

Iran's nuclear option

Feb 2, 2006
Today, the world's nuclear watchdog holds an emergency session. The US wants the agency to report Iran to UN Security Council over its nuclear program. Among those attending the vote is India -- a country which developed its own nuclear weapons program in secret. But this time, India is under pressure from the US to vote against an old friend. Miranda Kennedy explains from New Delhi.

Budget cuts

Feb 2, 2006
A bill to cut nearly $40 billion in government spending is on its way to President Bush for his signature, but the final vote in the House was a squeaker. John Dimsdale reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC