Do you get the feeling the market can't make up its mind? One day the Dow plunges, the next day it rockets back. Emotion is loose in the stock market, and lots of regular investors are getting wary. Steve Tripoli reports.
Got wrinkles? You can probably get a shot of Botox from a dermatologist within a week. But a new study finds that potentially more serious conditions could have you waiting for a month. Helen Palmer explains why.
Latest projections put the U.S. federal deficit at less than $160 billion -- the smallest deficit since before the September 11 terrorist attacks. Commentator David Frum says the government need to keep it that way.
The lyrics to "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" call the city the "land of dreamy dreams." But as many put their hearts into rebuilding, Melanie Peeples says those dreams are for sale -- now more than ever before...
The nation's biggest banks are adjusting their strategies to deal with the supprime loan crisis, and the credit crunch could get worse for all of us. Penn State economics professor John Mason offers some perspective.
Two years ago, the hurricane first touched ground at low-lying Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana. Even as most businesses rebuild on higher ground, a new economic core is taking root in Plaquemines. Sam Eaton reports.
Altria Group says Philip Morris, the world's largest private tobacco company, will be split in two. The move frees the company from U.S. regulations to expand more aggressively overseas. Dan Grech reports.
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