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Keeping your card safe

Mar 5, 2007
Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday says it will introduce a new "ultra-secure" credit-card processing system to protect customers from fraud. Lisa Napoli reports.

Boom times for young NYC lawyers

Mar 5, 2007
First-year associates at a top law firm in New York City are bringing down $160,000. Partners say it's just thanks for hard work. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports there may be more to it than just gratitude.

Maybe Wikipedia should patent the idea

Mar 5, 2007
The U.S. Patent Office is joining the Internet age. The government wants your help deciding what new ideas deserve to be protected. John Dimsdale reports.

Closing the book on good ideas

Mar 5, 2007
Commentator Moira Manion says prices aren't the only factor when it comes to selling books. Sometimes it pays to listen to the wage slaves.

Business puts new energy into energy policy

Mar 5, 2007
As Congress considers global warming legislation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hiring a former Marine Corps general to run its new Institute for Energy. Sustainability reporter Sam Eaton explains what's going on.

Markets nervous on yen's rise

Mar 5, 2007
For the second-straight trading day the foreign-exchange markets had unusual influence on stocks, over worries about something called the "carry trade." Bob Moon reports.

Chinese debate some capitalistic issues

Mar 5, 2007
China's socialists were making waves on the first day of the yearly meeting of the Chinese parliament today in Beijing. But Scott Tong reports that most eyes are on a few pressing business matters.

Wall Street's historic value just went up

Mar 5, 2007
Wall Street has been put on the National Register of Historic Places. That's good news for nearby property owners. Alisa Roth reports.