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Whole Foods' secrets are out of the box

Bob Moon | Aug 15, 2007
Documents detailing Whole Foods' proposed takeover of the Wild Oats chain, accidentally left exposed on a court website, provide a glimpse into how the natural food chain is playing hardball against Wal-Mart. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Fox deal with writers has got buzz

Lisa Napoli | Aug 15, 2007
20th Century Fox has reached agreement with a group of top screenwriters that would pay them smaller advances in exchange for allowing them a percentage of the profits if their movies get made. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

iRate over iPhone bills

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 15, 2007
Some iPhone users are getting more than they bargained for -- like 300-page phone bills from AT&T. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

U.S. increasing pressure on Iran

Tess Vigeland | Aug 15, 2007
The Bush administration is reportedly taking steps to list Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which has substantial business operations, as a terrorist organization. The move would also put pressure on countries still doing business with Iran. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Washington

Beach reads: 'Little Dorrit'

| Aug 15, 2007
Commentator David Frum offers up a Dickens classic that's all about the markets.
Posted In: Books

Jumbo loans feel subprime weight

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 15, 2007
Some in Congress and the mortgage industry want the government to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy up bigger loans. So far, no deal. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how that's affecting potential homebuyers in some of the country's most expensive housing markets.

What score do rating agencies get?

Tess Vigeland | Aug 15, 2007
There are lots of bogeymen in the subprime crisis -- lenders, brokers, investors, even homeowners. And here's another one: credit rating agencies. Kim Clark of U.S. News and World Report explains their role.

Wildfires snuff out business

| Aug 15, 2007
Smoke and flames have forced the U.S. Forest Service to close two popular stretches of the Salmon River in Idaho. And that's left quite a few businesses up a creek. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Markets trapped on wild ride

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Aug 15, 2007
Uncertainty continues to plague stock markets here and around the world. And after an unusual profit warning from Wal-Mart yesterday, overseas investors are particularly concerned that American consumers are out of spending money.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Down with financial entrepreneurs

| Aug 15, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says the full-blown credit crisis of recent weeks is the price we're paying for letting financial entrepreneurs take over our economy, a problem that's not going away unless we level the playing field.
Posted In: Economy