Jan 10, 2008

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Fed appears ready for another cut

Jan 10, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated in a speech today that another interest rate cut may be in the offing. John Dimsdale reports.

For Countrywide, B of A is in the house

Jan 10, 2008
Several reports out today say Bank of America is in "advanced talks" to buy Countrywide Financial -- the nation's largest mortgage lender, which lost $1.2 billion in the 3rd quarter of last year. Host Tess Vigeland has more.
Countrywide, Bank of America signs
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Who's right? Investors or analysts?

Jan 10, 2008
The Standard & Poor's 500 is down 3% for the year. But today, stock analysts predicted that the index of the nation's largest companies would show double-digit profit growth this year. Who do you trust? Jill Barshay reports.

GOP candidates focusing on economy

Jan 10, 2008
Republican candidates are starting to notice something on the minds of voters other than national security: The Economy. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Paper or your reusable bag?

Jan 10, 2008
New York City is requiring new measures to increase the recyling of plastic shopping bags. China has announced it's banning them. Such measures are making reusable bags a big business. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Vincent Cobb, president of…
A Chinese couple stand next to their plastic shopping bag in Beijing.
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BATS takes a swing at big-time trading

Jan 10, 2008
An upstart trading network in Kansas City equipped with the latest technology is gaining ground on the big players. In just a year it's become the third-largest market center in the U.S. This week, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan said…

Is that a college-tuition price war?

Jan 10, 2008
Several universities recently announced big increases in financial aid. Commentator Kim Clark says it looks like things may be starting to turn in students' favor.

Putting prices on death and destruction

Jan 11, 2008
Once the gunfire stops in Iraq, military officials move in to make some kind of restitution for accidental property damage and civilian deaths. It can be a tough call. Adam Allington reports from Ramadi.

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