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Digital age puts the numbers upfront

Lisa Napoli | May 18, 2007
We're still watching plenty of TV, but one of the big stories coming out of this year's upfronts is how to count all those Internet downloads when it comes to ratings and ad dollars says Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Hoffa to China: A global union movement?

Scott Tong | May 18, 2007
Compamines are global, capital is global... why not labor unions? The Teamsters boss visits China as the emerging economic giant considers a new law giving bite to China's mostly toothless labor protections.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Jobs

Don't punish a country's progress

| May 18, 2007
Four presidents, two prime ministers and a king are among the 11 members of a club addressing the problem of decreasing foreign aid to countries showing some progress. Orly Halpern reports.

Your employer may know you're listening to this. . .</p>

| May 18, 2007
Workplace monitoring is pretty much a fact of life these days. Most companies do it one way or another, as new technology makes it easier to spy on employees. So privacy advocates are pushing for some new ground rules. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Britain's housing fever

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | May 18, 2007
House-hunters in the U.K. &mdash; particularly would-be first-time buyers &mdash; are getting desperate as property prices there continue to rise higher and higher and higher. Stephen Beard has this story.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Senate agrees on immigration plan (Sorry, Emma)

John Dimsdale | May 17, 2007
Forget about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. . . If a new Senate proposal becomes law, immigrants will need a tip-top resume and bankable skills to come to this country. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

OK, Ben, but Greenspan said . . .

Steve Tripoli | May 17, 2007
Part of Ben Bernanke's job now involves hearing the differing views of his predecessor. Steve Tripoli looks at whether the Fed chief could be a little irked by the attention Alan Greenspan's attracting.

World Bank will change after Wolfowitz

Kai Ryssdal | May 17, 2007
The World Bank has announced that President Paul Wolfowitz is resigning. Kai Ryssdal spoke with Krishna Guha at the Financial Times about the organization's future &mdash; whoever is in charge.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Reaganomics is dead . . . in America

| May 17, 2007
With congressional Democrats preparing legislation to raise federal tax rates, commentator Stephen Moore says The Gipper's economic philosophy no longer holds sway in Washington. But in the rest of the <nobr>world . . .</nobr>
Posted In: Economy

'Upfronts' showcase TV's changes, dilemmas

Kai Ryssdal | May 17, 2007
The upfronts, where TV execs go before advertisers to pitch their new line-ups, keep getting bigger and more important. TV critic Aaron Barnhart talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes he's seeing.
Posted In: Entertainment



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