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Iraqi task force targets contract fraud

John Dimsdale | Aug 30, 2007
The U.S. Army is launching a major investigation into fraud reports in all those private contracts awarded for military operations in Iraq. With 18,000 contracts in four years, they'll be plenty busy. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Not all YouTube providers content

Janet Babin | Aug 30, 2007
Today, YouTube announced a music-sharing agreement with thousands of U.K. songwriters who'll get paid if their music is used. But as Janet Babin reports, some say content providers should choose if they want to be on there in the first place.

Market troubles not just 'bad weather'

| Aug 30, 2007
The market goes down, and then up and then back down again, and there's nothing we can do about it, right? Not according to commentator Amity Shlaes, who says unlike weather, crashes and recoveries aren't inevitable.

CNBC glitzes up for business-news war

Amy Scott | Aug 30, 2007
Fox is launching its own business channel in mid-October, and CNBC is preparing for the competition by spicing up everything from graphics to programming. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Now you're just bending your luck

Tess Vigeland | Aug 30, 2007
With superstar David Beckham out of the game due to an injured right knee, will disappointed fans hurt Major League Soccer profits? Tess Vigeland talks to Sports Business Group founder David Carter about the potential losses.
Posted In: Sports

No longer the 'Princess of Sales'

Stephen Beard | Aug 30, 2007
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales. But despite the major memorial event, interest in the Princess has waned — as have the profits that grew around her image. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

TV for the ultra-wealthy

Jill Barshay | Aug 30, 2007
In exclusive resort towns from Aspen to the Hamptons, where the rich and powerful hobnob with... well, each other, something called Plum TV is all the rage. And advertisers for luxury products are plum tickled. Jill Barshay has the story.
Posted In: Entertainment

Don't leave home without your spares

| Aug 30, 2007
Car keys have gotten so high-tech on some models these days that locksmiths will tell you it's better to play it safe and take along not just one but two sets of spares when you go on vacation. Jon Baird has details.
Posted In: Auto

Mexican Dream is alive and well

Dan Grech | Aug 30, 2007
Sure the American mortgage market may be all but flatlining, but that's actually given the housing market south of the border a healthy boost. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada, Housing, Mexico

Conserve energy? What's in it for me?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 30, 2007
As California sizzles in triple-digit temperatures, it's expected to break the record for power usage. But Golden State residents still won't pay higher energy rates, and that could be part of the problem, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.