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Wages, war and politics

| May 23, 2007
The minimum-wage increase has ended up in the Iraq war funding bill. So Democratic lawmakers are in a bind: To raise the minimum wage they'll have to vote for the war. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Drilling for Mideast money

Jill Barshay | May 23, 2007
Halliburton, the world's biggest oilfield services company, officially opened its new headquarters in Dubai and sent out a call for local investors. Jill Barshay reports.

Foreclosed homes are going, going . . .

Jane Lindholm | May 23, 2007
As foreclosed homes flood the market, lenders are looking to get their money out as soon as possible. One way to do that is at auction. Jane Lindholm checked out the bidding where lots of homes were on the block.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Wall Street shouldn't celebrate

| May 23, 2007
To look around on Wall Street you'd think we were back in the days before anybody knew what a dot-com bust was. Commentator Ben Stein says investor enthusiasm is misplaced.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

It's your turn

| May 23, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews some of the comments we've received about — among other things — baseball, motherhood, good corporate behavior and . . . improving our pronunciation.

This compromise bears fruit

| May 23, 2007
Syria and Israel's dispute over the Golan Heights has restricted trade for decades. But they do offer an olive branch, or rather, an apple cart. Seasonal demand for apples brings a temporary truce each year. Orly Halpern reports.

No hedging: $1 million prize for cancer research

| May 23, 2007
Hedge funds invest in everything from toll bridges to movies. Now, one firm is backing a more worthy cause.
Posted In: Health

Time to copy the carbon trading market

| May 23, 2007
Greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. — and China and India and Russia — are rising so fast they've easily canceled out a dip in Europe, according to a recent U.N. report. So maybe the E.U.'s onto something with its emissions trading market, says Glenn Hubbard.

Your friendly local avatar

| May 23, 2007
Just when you thought one of the greatest benefits of shopping online was never having to say "I'm just browsing thanks," more companies are discovering that virtual salespeople can boost Internet sales. Mike Rhee has the story.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Cheaper roaming in Europe

Stephen Beard and Lisa Napoli | May 23, 2007
Using cell phones across Europe is about to become much more affordable — as much as 75 percent cheaper. It's all part of the movement to bring E.U. member states closer, says Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada

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