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Who owns 'pod'?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 16, 2006
Apple is out to reserve the use of the word pod for its own products. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.

New inflation numbers

Hilary Wicai | Aug 16, 2006
In an effort to make the government's Consumer Price Index more accurate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics may begin calculating the figure out to three decimal places. Hillary Wicai explains why.
Posted In: Wall Street

American shareholders sue BP

Stephen Beard | Aug 16, 2006
BP's American shareholders are suing the British oil giant over the partial shutdown of its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. The lawsuit accuses BP executives of negligence. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Showdown at Heinz

Lisa Napoli | Aug 16, 2006
It's high noon at ketchup maker H.J. Heinz today, where a dissident shareholder squares off against the CEO over the future direction of the company. Lisa Napoli reports.

Double-whammy for hurricane victims

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 16, 2006
A federal judge yesterday ruled an insurance company could not be compelled to pay for storm-surge flood damage resulting from Hurricane Katrina. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at what the decision might mean for hundreds of similar cases.

Hewlett Packard earnings

| Aug 16, 2006
The marker of personal computers and printers is expected to meet Wall Street expectations when it reports quarterly earnings today. Charla Bear reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chinese students regret going to college

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 16, 2006
Young people in China are a little cynical about college. A new survey says that a third of graduates say their education was a waste of time and money. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Non-stop from DC to Beijing?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 16, 2006
United wants to be the first US airline to fly non-stop from Washington DC to Beijing. The airline's filing a request with the government today, but there's some competition. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Good day on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 15, 2006
Stocks soared following today's report from the Labor Department which showed prices at the wholesale level fell .3% — the biggest drop since October. Host Kai Ryssdal checks in with economist Diane Swonk.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Ford to close dealerships

Sam Eaton | Aug 15, 2006
Ford plans to trim the number of dealerships it has in an effort to improve dealer profitability. The nation's No. 2 automaker blames falling car and truck sales for the decision. Sam Eaton reports.



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