Aug 23, 2011

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Freakonomics: Fetal genetic testing raises big questions

Aug 23, 2011
Freakonomics correspondent Stephen Dubner explains the unexpected consequences of predetermining your baby's genetics.

AEG launches new ticket service

Aug 23, 2011
AXS will compete with Ticketmaster in a shrinking concert business.

S&P deals with its own downgrade

Aug 23, 2011
Standard & Poor's finds itself the only credit rating agency to downgrade U.S. debt, while critics question its own credibility and investigators look into its rating of mortgage bonds.

Arizona State janitors swept up by recession

Aug 23, 2011
A look at the ASU community after budget cuts forced out most of the university's janitorial staff.

Rush for Libya's oil

Aug 23, 2011
As the conflict ends, the fate of Libya's damaged oil industry rests with the National Ruling Council.

Bank of America can't shake doubters

Aug 23, 2011
Shares of the biggest U.S. bank continue to take a beating over concerns about bad mortgages and possible write offs. How bad could it get?

A recovery is possible, but will take time

Aug 23, 2011
Financial expert and author John Mauldin says he thinks the world has to come to terms with a new economic reality, and could be on the road to recovery within five to six years.

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