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What to Watch This Week: Malls, Tech, Homes and Papers

With 2012's first earnings season well under way, let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead: Here's why you should be watching one major mall owner, two tech giants, three homebuilders and a couple of old media behemoths.

Newspapers: Going...Going...Gone!

For anybody who has followed the news over the past few years (probably on a computer), the long-awaited demise of newspapers shouldn't come as much of a surprise. But on Wednesday, the bell tolled once again for the printed word when the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for the Digital Future offered a prophecy: Within five years, only four major daily papers will continue in print form.

Why Taxing the Rich Is Good for America

Last week, Warren Buffett wrote an incredible opinion piece in The New York Times asking the government to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, himself included. "My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress," he argued, and he's not alone in that view.

ATM Plus KGB? New Russian Cash Machines Detect Lies

A new Russian ATM makes customers pay for lying: A voice-measured polygraph installed in Russia's state-run Sberbank's electronic tellers can tell if patrons are talking truth or hogwash in applying for a credit card or loan -- an anti-fraud weapon with roots in the old Soviet Union.

Newspaper Circulation: WSJ Bucks the Downward Trend

Only one of the 25 largest U.S. newspapers increased its circulation in the last six months: The Wall Street Journal. USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times were all down significantly.

The WSJ vs. the NYT: It's a Newspaper War!

Verbal bullets were flying Monday at a launch event for The Wall Street Journal's New York City metro section. Managing editor Robert Thomson accused The New York Times of alienating readers with biased reporting and risking its reputation by outsourcing its news gathering.

New York Times to charge in 2011

While details are scarce about how exactly the New York Times will begin its pay wall next year, at least the Times is now saying that it may allow...

Is there a bonus bias on Wall Street?

Financial writer Shelby White posed an interesting question to the wise girls at wowOwow.com, and we wish to ask the same question to the smart and...

Tomorrow's crisis: Credit cards

As the foreclosure crisis continues to drag down the economy, it might be worth taking a moment to consider the next step in our ongoing tale of...

Google archives really old newspapers

Google is digitizing microfilm from old newspapers and bringing it online to you -- free. It's springing for the cost to put the old film online,...