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More than one way to trap a lobster

Steve Tripoli | Mar 5, 2007
Fishermen who use nets are fighting today for a piece of Maine's $300 million lobster fishing and tourist economies, but critics say it's too risky.

An airport screeners union?

| Mar 5, 2007
An anti-terrorism bill working its way through Congress would, among other things, give airport security screeners the right to union representation — but President Bush has his veto stamp ready.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

British airlines not friendly to open skies

Stephen Beard | Mar 5, 2007
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have voiced opposition to a tentative open-skies deal between the U.S. and Europe. Seems they don't want to loosen their grip on London's Heathrow Airport.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Putting our best biofuel forward

Dan Grech | Mar 5, 2007
Tariffs aside, the U.S. and Brazil, the world's largest ethanol producers, are working together to present a united front to push the biofuel. The goal? Counter the oil cartel.
Posted In: Canada

China tries to plug its wage gap

Scott Tong | Mar 5, 2007
Leaders in China are concerned that the nation's wealth is too concentrated in the hands of a few, but not everyone's convinced the momentum of the widening gap between rich and poor can be stopped.
Posted In: Canada

Straight Story: Market madness

| Mar 2, 2007
This week, as China goes, does the rest of the world follow? Economics editor Chris Farrell translates the global-market outlook.

Wall Street's wake-up call

| Mar 2, 2007
Comptroller General David Walker felt this week's U.S. market plummet was a call to attention for the country, and that maybe we shouldn't always depend on foreign investors to bail us out. Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Bush's budget plan doesn't quite balance

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Mar 2, 2007
Congress said the president's spending plan for the next fiscal year fails to balance the nation's books by 2012. A couple of senators have come up with a plan for turning back the tide of red ink. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

ExxonMobil's not fighting the Chavez takeover

Dan Grech | Mar 2, 2007
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said this week his government will take over control of four key oil projects, including one held by ExxonMobil. He's set an ambitious 60-day deadline for the handover. Dan Grech reports.

Who will be the next Warren Buffett?

| Mar 2, 2007
Faced with his own mortality, the 76-year-old Berkshire Hathaway CIO wants to find someone younger to take the reins. Bob Moon talks to Buffett biographer Andy Kilpatrick about filling Buffett's shoes.
Posted In: Investing