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John Dimsdale | Dec 15, 2006
The SEC has floated new rules making it easier for companies based overseas to de-list from stock exchanges here. John Dimsdale explains why foreigners are so eager to take their stock listings elsewhere.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

There's the rub: Where to put Wall Street statue?

| Dec 15, 2006
One of Wall Street's famous statues of a bull and bear — said to bring good luck with a special touch — needs a new home. Commentator John Steele Gordon says someone should get on the ball to find a place for it.
Posted In: Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 15, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nintendo has a Wii problem

Janet Babin | Dec 15, 2006
The video-game maker says it's going to voluntarily exchange the straps for 3.2 million controllers on its new Wii system. Why? Let's say they've become out-of-controllers. Janet Babin reports.

Sour notes in digital music sales

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 15, 2006
A research report this week hinted that iTunes sales aren't so hot, and that digitial music overall might be in for some problems. Josh Bernoff, who wrote the report, talks about his findings with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Retail

Time to give the siesta a rest?

| Dec 15, 2006
Spain's government and business claim the traditional midday break for lunch and a nap is a luxury the country can no longer afford. Jerome Socolovsky reports.
Posted In: Canada

Conversations from the Corner Office

| Dec 15, 2006
Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz talks about providing health insurance to employees who work part time. The Seattle based company now spends more money on health care than coffee.

The tip off

| Dec 15, 2006
Here's another thing you might have to budget for this holiday season: tips. Jeff Tyler reports.

Mailbag for Friday, December 15, 2006

| Dec 15, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: using a 529 account, investing in I bonds, and finding the best mutual fund account.

Getting that crunching sound juuust right

Kyle James | Dec 15, 2006
Why do we buy one product instead of another? We usually like the way it looks or tastes or. . . sounds. Sound design and branding are becoming increasingly important in a crowded marketplace. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

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