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Investing in Iraq's oil

Jeff Tyler | Dec 7, 2006
Years of sabotage, corruption and neglect have left Iraq's oil industry struggling. Some analysts estimate it needs $20 billion in new investment to get back on track. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Google makes a deal with British TV

Stephen Beard | Dec 7, 2006
Google has signed on with British satellite TV firm BSkyB to develop its broadband services — and it's an alliance that Hollywood's going to be watching closely, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Barnes & Noble for sale?

Alisa Roth | Dec 7, 2006
Shares of the bookseller's stock were up Wednesday after an analyst suggested the company may be ripe for a leveraged buyout. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

FDA to review drug-coated stents

Helen Palmer | Dec 7, 2006
Drug-coated stents used to prop open clogged arteries have some big advantages, but studies suggest they could carry dangerous risks too. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Drugmakers press India

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 7, 2006
U.S. pharmaceutical companies want to set up shop in India, but not until it strengthens its patent laws. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

$11 billion hole in Fannie Mae's accounting

Kai Ryssdal and Amy Scott | Dec 6, 2006
Mortgage finance company Fannie Mae has issued a long-awaited earnings restatement today, its first since an accounting scandal surfaced two years ago. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Wall Street

Emergency war funding must stop

John Dimsdale | Dec 6, 2006
The Iraq Study Group today offered President Bush a slew of recommendations on how to move forward in Iraq. One item on the list: a more straightforward and transparent funding mechanism for the war. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada

FEMA fails progress report

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 6, 2006
FEMA continues to mishandle millions of dollars in Katrina aid and has failed to recovered most of the money lost to fraudulent claims. Those are just two of the highlights in a GAO report released today, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Victoria's new secret: recycled paper

Sarah Gardner | Dec 6, 2006
Victoria's Secret sends out over 360 million catalogs each year, so it's a huge environmental victory that the company has agreed to use at least some recycled paper in its mailings. Sarah Gardner reports.

It's one way to quiet dissent

Stephen Beard | Dec 6, 2006
Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom is poised to purchase . . . a tabloid newspaper? Critics are questioning the move after years of underinvestment and mismanagement by the company. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada