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Oct 19, 2007

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Dollar's decline tops G7 agenda

Oct 19, 2007
The dollar has fallen to a new record low against the euro. Steve Henn reports on how the dollar was one of the big issues staring G7 finance ministers in the face as they met in Washington today.

Fans aren't cheering Patriots' act

Oct 19, 2007
The NFL's New England Patriots have won a lawsuit against for reselling Patriots game tickets. But some fans and civil libertarians complain that the team is guilty of interference. Dan Grech reports.

UAW members hesitate on Chrysler pact

Oct 19, 2007
Detroit heaved a sigh of relief when the news came that a deal had been reached between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler. But they may have been slightly premature. Alisa Roth reports.

Black Monday exposed battle of old, new

Oct 19, 2007
Commentator Chuck Epstein was working for the New York Stock Exchange 20 years ago on Black Monday -- when the Dow dropped 22%. He says that day highlighted a raging battle between the old guard and newer institutional traders.

Week on Wall Street

Oct 19, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Tess Vigeland about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Wall Street sign

Economic forecast: Little reliability

Oct 19, 2007
You may remember about a month ago there was talk of more pain to come at the pumps. But it didn't quite work out that way. Jeff Tyler reports on the margin of error in economic forecasting.

Screenwriters seek to craft online clause

Oct 19, 2007
Members of the Writers Guild of America think they should be paid whenever someone views their work off the Web. But studios say they haven't even figured out how to make money online, let alone share it. A strike looms.…
A studio worker cycles on the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles.
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A whole new dimension to Beowulf

Oct 19, 2007
Reading Beowulf has been dreaded by students for many years. Now the latest film adaptation is putting its own demands on theater owners. Stephen Shankland of C-Net talks with Tess Vigeland about the movie's 3-D dilemma.
A character from the movie "Beowulf"

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