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Workers need training, not tough talk

| Aug 8, 2007
Commentator Glenn Hubbard says Congress should drop the tough trade talk as a way to protect American jobs and focus on getting displaced workers retrained.
Posted In: Jobs

Putting a price on a record-breaking ball

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 8, 2007
How much is Barry Bonds' record-breaking home-run ball worth? We called around to some sports memorabilia folks to find out.
Posted In: Sports

China issues subtle threat to U.S.

Steve Tripoli | Aug 8, 2007
With Congress threatening trade sanctions against China, two lower-level Chinese officials have fired back, saying their nation's $1 trillion-plus holdings of U.S. Treasury notes could be a "bargaining chip." Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

A "Minsky Moment"

Chris Farrell | Aug 8, 2007
Financial instability is nothing new. A great scholar into the dynamics of financial booms and busts was the late economist Hyman Minsky. (He died...

U.K. farmers want to get paid

Stephen Beard | Aug 8, 2007
Farmers in Britain are losing money fast because of the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and they're ready to sue anyone found responsible. First up could be an American company. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Big Olympic spenders in Beijing

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 8, 2007
Corporate sponsors are expected to splurge on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The games will probably be the most lucrative ever, and some of the big advertising players don't even care if they see a return. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

Just one word: potash

| Aug 8, 2007
Since the '90s, it's been tech stocks that have kept the economic community riveted. But commentator David Frum says abstract is out: The "new economy" we keep hearing about is heavy and bulky and transported by rail.
Posted In: Economy

No match, no job

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 8, 2007
Any day now, the Department of Homeland Security is expected to unveil new rules requiring employers to fire workers whose Social Security numbers don't match their names. But critics say don't expect those workers to go home. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Late return to private equity game

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Aug 8, 2007
Five years ago Morgan Stanley got out of the private equity business. Turns out that was a big mistake, but why has it decided to start a new fund in Europe just as the private equity boom seems to be fizzling? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Not just a tax haven anymore...

Jill Barshay | Aug 8, 2007
Bear Stearns is testing offshore legal waters. The Wall Street investment house is trying to keep two bankruptcy cases in Cayman Island courts, but investors and creditors want a U.S. judge to force Bear to re-file here. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Canada, Crime



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