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In-car Internet draws safety concerns

Jun 25, 2008
Chrysler hopes to counter lagging car sales by offering wireless Internet connections in its 2009 models, a plan that's got safety advocates shaking their heads. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Mortgage crisis may be a blessing

Jun 25, 2008
The mortgage crisis was the last thing many American homeowners wanted, but commentator David Frum argues there may be a silver lining to the dark clouds hanging over the housing market.

Election ads go nationwide

Jun 25, 2008
Barack Obama's campaign is breaking new ground by negotiating with national TV networks to carry his campaign ads. Host Bob Moon talks with Ad Age's Ira Teinowitz about how the strategy might affect the election.

Medicare looks to the free market

Jun 25, 2008
Medicare is preparing to make medical supply companies compete against each other on prices. But as host Bob Moon learns from New York Times business columnist David Leonhardt, there may be a fight ahead.

Barriers to foreign adoption rise

Jun 25, 2008
Countries that were once mainstays for foreigners looking to adopt are starting to cut back on the practice, meaning heartbreak for prospective parents and hard times for adoption agencies. Jennifer Collins reports.

The game of wealth management

Jun 25, 2008
It's difficult talking to kids about managing an inheritance, but wealth management firm GenSpring aims to make an otherwise tough conversation into a game. Sean Cole reports.

California, Illinois sue Countrywide

Jun 25, 2008
Just as Bank of America was winning approval to take ownership of Countrywide, Illinois and California filed lawsuits against the mortgage lender for allowing borrowers to take on loans beyond their means. Jeff Tyler reports.

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