Jan 1, 2010

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Law school loan payback won't be brief

Jan 1, 2010
The average law student takes out $60,000 to $90,000 for school. And despite what you think, they're not all making big bucks right after graduation. Some can't even find a job. Sally Herships reports.

States expected to take on more debt

Jan 1, 2010
In 2009 state governments took on a lot of debt. More than $410 billion in new municipal bonds were issued last year, and the borrowing's likely to continue. Adriene Hill reports.

Mortgage-rate rise expected in 2010

Jan 1, 2010
2009 was a year of frayed economic nerves. Looking to soothe them, the Federal Reserve bought more than $1 trillion worth of mortgage bonds, which sent mortgage rates plunging. Well, don't expect the same this year. Brett Neely has more.

States begin cap-and-trade of their own

Jan 1, 2010
With no national cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases, some states like Minnesota will start requiring utilities to weigh carbon costs from their energy sources. That could hurt out-of-state coal-fired power plants. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

He's carrying out his takeout idea

Jan 1, 2010
Noah Glass was just about to start Harvard Business School when he threw that opportunity out the window to pursue his dream of starting a business that makes the buying of fast-food go faster. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Live to shop? Try a mall apartment.

Jan 1, 2010
Mallpartments were supposed to be the next big thing before the economy took a nosedive. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how they're doing now.
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