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Nuts & Bolts: Small-time capital

Steve Tripoli | Jun 26, 2007
When you're not up for venture capital but still need cash, where do you go? Steve Tripoli talks to small business-owners about how they approached the money chase... and how they'd do it differently if they could start again.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

No more limits on special-interest ads

John Dimsdale | Jun 25, 2007
The Supreme Court substantially relaxed a key restriction on political advertising today, eliminating all spending limits on special-interest ads that run during the last weeks of an election. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

Iran not too worried about sanctions

Stephen Beard | Jun 25, 2007
Under pressure to stop enriching uranium, Iran has invited officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency for talks. As Stephen Beard reports, it may just be a move to stall for time.
Posted In: Canada

The financial gap is everyone's problem

| Jun 25, 2007
Commentator John Authers says Wall Street is rightfully worried about the growing gap between America's rich and poor.
Posted In: Wall Street

Environmental cloud hangs over China

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 25, 2007
Though China is attractive to multinational investors on many levels, serious environmental problems loom. Kai Ryssdal talks to Elizabeth Economy, who wrote about the situation for the Harvard Business Review.
Posted In: Canada

Amaranth found room in Enron loophole

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 25, 2007
Senate investigators say the Amaranth hedge fund left consumers and the entire natural gas industry paying higher prices. And it was completely legal. Jeremy Hobson reprorts.
Posted In: Investing

Some businesses like the feel of SOX

Curt Nickisch | Jun 25, 2007
Many companies say they are burdened by Sarbanes-Oxley, which encourages corporate transparency and better financial accounting. But some businesses have found the act to be a good fit. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Crime

Running Rite Aid

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 25, 2007
Rite Aid's Mary Sammons has faced her share of challenges since joining the company. In Part 2 of our interview, Kai Ryssdal spoke to the CEO about the early days.
Posted In: Retail

Keeping it personal

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 25, 2007
Rite Aid's recent acquisition of 2,000 Brooks and Eckerd drugstores puts it in striking distance of rivals Walgreens and CVS. Kai Ryssdal sat down with CEO Mary Sammons to discuss the challenges of integrating all those stores.

Happy 100th bra-niversary

Lisa Napoli | Jun 25, 2007
It was June 1907 when the brassiere first hit fashion's main stage with a mention in Vogue. Since then it's matured from unmentionable to coffee table magazine fare -- and into a $14 billion business. Lisa Napoli has the story.