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Hollywood writers weigh a fade to black

Scott Jagow | Nov 1, 2007
The contract for Hollywood writers expired at midnight, and the Writers Guild of America is considering a strike. Scott Jagow examines the role of download revenue in negotiations.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

CO2 tax or cap-and-trade system?

Steve Henn | Nov 1, 2007
Washington is debating today whether to get companies to cut back on CO2 emissions through taxes or the cap-and-trade system. Steve Henn looks at both sides of the issue.

Clive Crook is Blogging

Chris Farrell | Nov 1, 2007
This is good news. Clive Crook, the Financial Times' Washington columnist, now has a blog. Crook is an astute commentator on the intersection of...

The Stock Market Beats Its Long-Term Performance

Chris Farrell | Nov 1, 2007
The stock market is struggling today. But its performance in recent months--including October--is remarkable considering the high price of oil, the...

Disney toys with workers' rights

| Nov 1, 2007
Labor activists are picketing Hong Kong Disneyland for the rights of workers at a Disney toy supplier in southern China. Bill Marcus explores the problematic practices behind the protests.
Posted In: Jobs

Ford drives hard deal with UAW

Jill Barshay | Nov 1, 2007
Negotiations between Ford and United Auto Workers continue to truck on, and Ford wants to extract more from the UAW but give up less. Jill Barshay looks into Ford's new business plan and lay-offs on the way.
Posted In: Auto

Taking the exchanges out of the trade

Stephen Beard | Nov 1, 2007
New European Union rules are setting out to make trading stocks easier across Europe's borders. But Stephen Beard reports the rules could be bad news for national exchanges across the continent.
Posted In: Wall Street

Shoppers, retailers stand-off for deals

| Nov 1, 2007
The costumes aren't even back on the hanger and retailers are already preparing for the next holiday shopping season. Sarah Gardner tells us what's behind a classic game of shopper-retailer chicken.
Posted In: Retail

A holy lot of money for sainthood

| Nov 1, 2007
The movement to make Pope John Paul II a saint has received donations from around the world through its website. And Megan Williams reports that the sainting process relies heavily on those pledges.

Corn and oil don't make a solution

Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Nov 1, 2007
U.S. ethanol policy urges refineries to mix the corn-based fuel with gasoline to make consumers less oil-dependent. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow why it's a bad idea.
Posted In: Economy