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Oct 2, 2007

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Las Vegas loves Asians

Oct 2, 2007
Las Vegas knows that 4 out of 5 of its high rollers come from Asia. And the casinos are increasingly more prepared to serve the specific needs of their best customers. Lenora Chu has the story.

Subprime hits the Armani set

Oct 2, 2007
High-end retailers are holding off some of their orders on the approach of the holiday season, according to one report. Sarah Gardner reports they may be starting to feel the crunch.

Credit score versus insurance rates

Oct 2, 2007
Congress is taking up the issue of whether a person's credit score should determine their insurance rate. Consumer groups find the practice discriminatory. Steve Tripoli has more.

Chevron not immune to sanctions

Oct 2, 2007
Chevron was largely exempt from former U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, but now the White House is considering forcing the oil giant to cut its ties with the country. Profits are a major revenue source for the military junta. John Dimsdale…

Brazil opening up the oil field

Oct 2, 2007
Brazil is gearing up to become a major player in the oil market. State-run oil firm Petrobras will start selling exploration licenses to foreign firms next month. Dan Grech reports.

Business paper gets with the times

Oct 2, 2007
Saving readers $400 in annual fees, The Financial Times of London will allow visitors access to free content online. Stephen Beard reports this may be a pre-emptive strike against Rupert Murdoch.

Learning money one panel at a time

Oct 2, 2007
Young people aren't famous for being wise about money. But the Federal Reserve of New York is trying to get them money smart early on with a series of educational comics covering a wide scope of financial topics. Jaime Bedrin…

Nasdaq thinks globally, buys regionally

Oct 2, 2007
This morning, the Nasdaq announced that it was buying the Boston Stock Exchange, one of the oldest regional exchanges. But after purchasing so many international exchanges this month, why Boston? Amy Scott explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC