Sep 12, 2006

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Housing cooling faster than expected

Sep 12, 2006
The International Monetary Fund says there's a risk of a sharp fall in U.S. — and that could threaten the global economy. Stephen Beard reports.

Investors shrug off HP turmoil

Sep 12, 2006
The price for Hewlett Packard stock has rebounded amid an on-going scandal involving the company's chairwoman. Investors see it as inconsequential to the company's financial outlook, Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Cell phone conference underway in LA

Sep 12, 2006
It's no coincidence that the wireless industry is hosting one of its most important annual events in Tinseltown. Lisa Napoli explains.

Widening trade gap

Sep 12, 2006
New government figures out today are expected to show a growing U.S. trade deficit. Amy Scott reports the numbers are likely to fuel renewed calls for China to relax its currency controls.

Keeping college unaffordable

Sep 12, 2006
The cost of higher education keeps getting, well, higher. And commentator Kim Clark says that colleges are putting a lot of resources into keeping it that way.

Hong Kong not going to Disneyland

Sep 12, 2006
Hong Kong Disneyland celebrated its first year today, but the party got rained on — literally and figuratively. The $3.5 billion park has fallen short of its goal to attract 5.6 million visitors. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Sarbanes-Oxley challenges continue

Sep 12, 2006
U.S. business leaders are expected today to announce a new coalition that'll push for changes to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

I'll have a girl, please

Sep 12, 2006
A growing number of couples are opting to choose their baby's gender — for a price. Lisa Napoli reports on the commerce of conception.

Amtrak's new CEO

Sep 12, 2006
The ailing passenger rail system gets a new CEO today. Hillary Wicai reports on what he'll likely need to do to get Amtrak back on track.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC