Oct 28, 2009

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The planet will survive, but will we?

Oct 28, 2009
Earth's climate has come through many severe changes over thousands of years. But humans have never influenced them as much as today, nor had as much to lose. Sam Eaton and Sarah Gardner tell us about climate past, present and future.

Who benefits when you buy an iPhone?

Oct 28, 2009
Apple will officially introduce the iPhone in China on Friday, tapping into a potential market of half a billion people. Why has it taken so long for the iPhone to be sold in the country where it's produced? Scott Tong rips open one to find out.

Analysts weigh in on GMAC

Oct 28, 2009
Critics want to know why the government won't just let GMAC fail. But some analysts worry a failure now could still have grave consequences. Bob Moon reports.

Watch the commodity trend lines

Oct 28, 2009
Oil, gold and the dollar all fell today. But commentator David Frum says when you're thinking about commodities, it's more important to watch the trend lines than to worry about the spot price.

Did tax credit cause home decline?

Oct 28, 2009
Sales of new homes dropped unexpectedly last month, the first decline since March. Some experts say the impending expiration of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit is the reason for the surprise decline. John Dimsdale reports.

Why should we care about GDP?

Oct 28, 2009
The government's expected to announce that U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew more than 3 percent in the third quarter. If those estimates hold up, economists say the recession has technically ended. But does GDP really matter? Rico Gagliano reports.

High-def TV a home run for bat maker

Oct 28, 2009
No matter who wins the World Series, bat maker Jack Marucci will make a profit, thanks to viewers seeing his logo when they watch the game on high definition television. Sally Herships reports.

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