Nov 3, 2006

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Shoppers may enjoy spending holiday

Nov 3, 2006
With three weeks to go before the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, retail sales are down almost across the board. Which could mean more competition for your dollar. Alisa Roth reports.

Pink slip tucked into defense bill

Nov 3, 2006
The special inspector general for Iraq, who revealed several wrongdoings embarrassing to the Bush administration, will be shut down under a provision tucked into a bill signed by the President two weeks ago. John Dimsdale reports.

Seeing gray in the economy cloud

Nov 3, 2006
Taking the long view, and factoring in all the economic reports that came out this week, some economists are finding the cloud around what some politicians might consider a silver lining. Amy Scott reports.

Good nutrition bad for (some) business

Nov 3, 2006
The government's Women, Infants and Children program is considering allocating more money for the buying of fruits and vegetables. Sounds good? Not to companies whose bottom line would take an unhealthy hit. Hillary Wicai reports.

What's not to learn?

Nov 3, 2006
With more Americans sporting college degrees, what can you do to put yourself ahead of the pack? Well, keep learning even after school. We sent Cash Peters to the Learning Annex to do exactly that.