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The U.S. Census Bureau has some good news and some bad news: There are slightly fewer Americans out of work, but there's also a sharp upturn in the number of people without health insurance. Helen Palmer reports.
Most new college students are preoccupied with dorms, books and classes. But Claremont McKenna College freshman Ben Casnocha has something else on his mind: How to think like an entrepreneur during his four years.
The housing market might be down nationwide, but in Seattle it's riding high. So the Emerald City is working hard to keep its sparkle -- it hired 25 buskers to make music in the city's open spaces. Jamala Henderson reports.
Over the past several weeks of market volatility, tech stocks have remained uncharacteristically calm -- and some have even seen gains. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the where tech sector is headed in an uncertain market.
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, much of the Gulf Coast is still in ruins. Half of the $100 billion in aid is tied up in bureaucracy and funds are slow in getting to the hardest-hit areas. Sam Eaton reports.
A new plan could give insurance companies a billion-dollar break on payments to the California Earthquake Authority. Amy Bach of United Policyholders talks about what it means for the industry as a whole.
The subprime mortgage market was a cash cow for all types of media, and some unlikely areas of that market are feeling the effect. Retail analyst Howard Davidowitz says the hit to Internet advertising could be huge.
Ratings agencies once touted investments in subprime mortgages. Now the pain of that market's meltdown is spreading, and many are wondering why the watchdogs fell asleep at the switch. Steve Tripoli reports.