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L.A. company to put black art up for bid

| Jul 27, 2007
Art from a collection owned by the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company is set to be auctioned in coming weeks. The collection has been open to the public. What will happen to it after the hammer falls? Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 27, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about Wall Street's wild week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Barclays has got game, China the money

Stephen Beard | Jul 27, 2007
In the $100 billion bidding war for the Dutch banking group ABN AMRO, Britain's Barclays has found a deep-pocket partner: the Chinese government. Stephen Beard reports on what each party can gain from the other.

Can Crocs go the distance?

Sam Eaton | Jul 27, 2007
The craze for Crocs footwear has outlasted most analysts' projections. It announced yesterday its 2nd-quarter earnings tripled. Yet, it could be tricky for the Colorado-based shoemaker to keep up the pace. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

March may be on for Club Penguin

Lisa Napoli | Jul 27, 2007
A social networking site for children run by a little Canadian start-up company is said to have captured the attention of big media companies who might be willing to pay as much as half a billion dollars for it. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Market Meltdown

Chris Farrell | Jul 27, 2007
Does the global market meltdown signal the end of the global boom or, at least, a dramatic slowing in the U.S. economny? I don't think so. The...

Budget showdown risky for Bush

Steve Henn | Jul 27, 2007
The president says he will veto "wasteful" spending plans proposed by Democrats. But the majority party has a lot to gain and President Bush a lot to lose in a government shutdown. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Vaccine program milked for profit

Jeff Tyler | Jul 27, 2007
G8 money backing creation of vaccines for the globe's poorest children may be getting misspent. Instead of selling immunizations at cost, Big Pharma companies are raking in big profits. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Investing? Check Pink Sheets first

Amy Scott | Jul 27, 2007
The stock information service rates companies by risk, and could help smaller investors separate the good companies from the bad. How to tell a bad stock? It's labeled with a skull and bones... Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Geek seeks same for LTR

| Jul 27, 2007
Internet dating is a huge business, but where does the Star Wars-loving, D&D-playing pocket-protector set look for love? Enter, a site where folks with somewhat oddball passions find their perfect match.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship