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A banking behemoth is born

Stephen Beard | Apr 23, 2007
Almost. It's not a done deal yet, but Britain's Barclays is set to purchase Dutch bank ABN Amro for more than $90 billion. They've all but shut out rival bidders in what's to be the world's biggest bank buyout ever.
Posted In: Canada

Delta giving flight to voluntary carbon tax

| Apr 23, 2007
Environmentally-conscious travelers will soon have the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are. Delta is going to offer passengers an option to pay a $5 to $11 surcharge per ticket to offset carbon emissions.
Posted In: Travel

Report: Medicare is very sick

Helen Palmer | Apr 23, 2007
Today's annual report on the fiscal health of the Medicare system is expected to put forth a prognosis so bleak it will trigger the program's first-ever funding warning. And even that probably won't make a difference.
Posted In: Health

Big biopharma merger

| Apr 23, 2007
AstraZeneca, which has been struggling to get new drugs to market, is looking to get into the biological medicines game. So it's going to pay $15.6 billion for MedImmune to make it happen.
Posted In: Health

Bedlam in Bolivia

Dan Grech | Apr 23, 2007
Bolivia's government has lost control of its populace. Demonstrators from rivaling provinces have forced work stoppages and taken to the streets in an ongoing battle over who gets what share of the nation's oil and gas revenue.
Posted In: Canada

Straight Story: Foreclosure victims . . . or not?

| Apr 20, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell says he has less sympathy for people who gamble with home-buying.

Educating Rico: Finding a good real estate agent

| Apr 20, 2007
To find a good home, you need the help of a good real estate agent. But how to find one? In part two of his home-buying series, Rico Gagliano helps you pick out an agent who will really work for you.

Doing foreclosure damage control

| Apr 20, 2007
If there's a foreclosure on your house, what can you do to start repairing your credit? Tess Vigeland talks to housing expert Gabriel Del Rio about helpful things to do if you've lost your home.

Rebuilding after a foreclosure

| Apr 20, 2007
The foreclosure rate in the U.S. is at an alarming high. Tess Vigeland met up with Monique Parker, who lost her home in Long Beach, Calif., to talk about what she went through in the foreclosure process.

Mailbag for Friday, April 20, 2007

| Apr 20, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell offers his advice on diversifying a 401k, stopping credit card offers and using a power of attorney.

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