Technology has allowed many of the bigger firms to leave Wall Street since trading is done electronically, "on a computer somewhere in suburban New Jersey," as one expert notes. But demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement in nearby Zuccotti Park say the Street is still an important symbol.
It's tough to refinance your home at a low rate if you have a poor credit score. Michele Norris talks with John Ulzheimer, author of You're Nothing but a Number: Why achieving great credit scores should be on your list of wealth building strategies, about how FICO scores have been affected by the bad economy — and what people can do about theirs.
Melissa Block interviews John Witt, professor of law and history at Yale Law School, about the history of corporate rights as people. He says the case of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific helped define the personhood of corporations in terms of the Fourteenth Amendment.
A school in Flint, Mich., gathered tens of thousands of potato chip bags, juice boxes and other lunchtime trash, then sold it all to Terracycle, a company that turns the packaging into bags and placemats. The school made almost $500 dollars.
European political leaders failed to come to agreement over the weekend on key issues to try to stem the debt crisis that threatens to spread from the smaller economies of Greece and Portugal to Europe's third- and fourth-largest economies: Italy and Spain. EU leaders vowed to keep working toward a wide-ranging plan at a second meeting Wednesday.
Jim Bryson and his daughter Kelsey of Canada grew the record-setting, 1,818-pound pumpkin over the summer. They brought it to the New York Botanical Garden this past weekend, where it was carved up. One of the seeds recently sold at auction for $1,500.
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