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Friends and fraud in Britain

Stephen Beard | Mar 13, 2007
A senior British official says he was told national security was at stake — and that influenced his decision to stop a fraud investigation which implicated the Saudi royal family, an important ally in the "war on terror."
Posted In: Canada

Will New Century's fall make waves?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 12, 2007
Subprime lender New Century moved a step closer to bankruptcy as its lenders called in their loans. Track the falling dominos and it might push the whole economy lower, too. Hillary Wicai reports.

Accountants object to accountability law

Alisa Roth | Mar 12, 2007
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce commission today took aim at Sarbanes-Oxley, the corporate-governance law that businesses have learned to hate. They say it leaves auditors unfairly open to risk. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing

Moving to Dubai

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 12, 2007
Halliburton's CEO says he's going to set up his offices in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Some analysts say the move makes good business sense.

What have the oil companies done wrong?

| Mar 12, 2007
Mention any company remotely involved with oil and consumers start seeing red. Commentator Ben Stein says that anger is misdirected.
Posted In: Economy

Turn up the heat and open the window

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 12, 2007
In New York City you can walk past a building on a cold day and hear the whir of an air conditioner. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Posted In: New York

A hundred years of smokes

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 12, 2007
Allan Brandt, professor of the history of medicine at Harvard University, talks about his new book, "The Cigarette Century," with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Tell your boss you'll be in later

Kyle James | Mar 12, 2007
A group in Denmark is trying to convince companies that they can increase productivity if they make life easier for late risers. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Jobs

FDA gives advice on fresh produce

Helen Palmer | Mar 12, 2007
The FDA issued new guidelines today for fresh-cut produce. But the agency's director says the new guidelines aren't exactly the scientific solution to food-borne illness. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Sloan Sessions: Horizontal double dummy

Scott Jagow | Mar 12, 2007
How did McClatchy get that $160 million tax break when it sold the Minneapolis Star-Tribune last week? Turns out it's thanks to a little-used type of merger that's pretty smart.
Posted In: Wall Street

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