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Checking in on Real ID

| May 8, 2007
A Senate committee today revisits the Real ID Act, which creates a federal standard for state IDs. Most folks agree it's a good idea, but no one wants to foot the expensive bill, reports Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Washington

Italy seeks leaders with less

| May 8, 2007
The days of billionaire media moguls running Italy may be numbered. The present government is trying to push through a law that would keep anyone with business interests over about $18 million out of office. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Canada

Feeling bearish? Foiled again

Amy Scott | May 7, 2007
News of Alcoa's hostile, $27 billion bid for Canadian competitor Alcan pushed the Dow ever higher today. The stock market's on a winning streak it hasn't seen since 1927. Amy Scott looks into whether it can sustain it.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Reporters claim HP invaded their privacy

Steve Henn | May 7, 2007
Three C-Net reporters are planning to sue Hewlett Packard. It's the latest twist in the company's spying scandal. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Big business targets health care reform

Janet Babin | May 7, 2007
A group of Fortune 500 companies announced today their support for reforming health care and the formation of a coalition that will push for mandatory market-based health insurance. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Why not break the money taboo?

| May 7, 2007
Commentator Shira Boss says we're more likely to know about our friends taking antidepressants than about how they handle their money — and that should change.
Posted In: Economy

Profiting from social responsibility

| May 7, 2007
Capitalism's traditional view is that companies exist to make money for shareholders — period. But one group is trying to change that definition. Alex Goldmark reports.

Directors offer Hollywood a package deal

Lisa Napoli | May 7, 2007
Five Mexican movie directors are shopping themselves in a five-picture, all-or-nothing deal that could fetch $100-million. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mexico

Globalization, one day at a time

Kai Ryssdal | May 7, 2007
In his latest book, economist Daniel Altman looks at a day in the lives of workers and businesses in the globalized economy. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what works . . . and doesn't.
Posted In: Books, Canada, Economy

Adapting to a new way of business

| May 7, 2007
A company called Development Technology Workshop, or DTW, is trying to do well while doing good at the same time. Rachel Louise Snyder caught up with the man who runs it in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship