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Feb 15, 2013

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While the Dow has been inching toward a record high, Apple's stock has taken a significant dive. But Allan Sloan, senior editor at large at Fortune Magazine, says that has more to do with investment managers on Wall Street than with what's going on in Cupertino. The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a currency war. And you can refinance your mortgage, but what about your student loan?

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Apple stock slide: Much ado about Wall Street

Feb 15, 2013
While the Dow has been inching toward a record high, Apple's stock has taken a significant dive.

Worst cruise ever: Can I sue?

Feb 15, 2013
Probably not, say lawyers, unless you've suffered physical injury. As a gesture of goodwill, Carnival is offerering a full refund, a voucher for a future trip, and $500.

Refinancing my mortgage is easy: How about my student loans?

Feb 15, 2013
Campus Progress wants students to be able to take advantage of low interest rates available for mortgages and car loans.

'Currency wars' on the agenda at the G20

Feb 15, 2013
The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a 'currency war.'

Does the language you speak affect how much you save?

Feb 15, 2013
An economics professor at Yale has found the way a speaker uses the future tense can affect their likelihood of saving.

Look past the headlines: Horse meat is cheaper, healthier

Feb 15, 2013
A major scandal in Europe over horsemeat is having an unexpected consequence in Britain: A surge in sales of horseburgers.

U.S. production falls, Chevy Silverado stalls

Feb 15, 2013
The Federal Reserve said this morning that production at U.S. factories declined last month after two months of gains. Industrial production fell by 0.4 percent.

Under Armour gets a makeover for women

Feb 15, 2013
The company that was founded by a former football player and is known for its hard-core, performance sportswear is testing a new branding strategy geared towards women.

PODCAST: Savings speak, Under Armour chic

Feb 15, 2013
Why Carnival Cruise passengers may have a tough time suing the company, a makeover for Under Armour, and does the language you speak affect your savings?

While the Dow has been inching toward a record high, Apple’s stock has taken a significant dive. But Allan Sloan, senior editor at large at Fortune Magazine, says that has more to do with investment managers on Wall Street than with what’s going on in Cupertino. The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a currency war. And you can refinance your mortgage, but what about your student loan?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC