- Newsmaker: State of the Economy
Holiday shopping defied dire predictions, and although the economy is not yet out of the woods, it's nearing a crucial turning point. Justin Lahart is editor of TheStreet.com," a provider of online financial news. He examines the state of the economy, including hopes for manufacturing, labor and an imminent recovery.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Death of Julia Phillips
You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again was the title of a book and a self-fulfilling prophecy for one of Hollywood's first successful female film producers. Julia Phillips died this week of cancer at age 57. Esquire magazine's Kim Masters profiles the troubled but talented the Hollywood trailblazer who paid the high price of insulting the wrong people in Hollywood.
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