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Banks declare war on European exchanges

Stephen Beard | Nov 15, 2006
Some of the world's largest investment banks — including major U.S. banks — are planning to launch their own stock trading systems and bypass existing European exchanges. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada


Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 15, 2006
An organic foods watchdog alleges that some Wal-Mart stores are passing off conventionally-grown produce as organic. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Medicare Part D enrollment, take two

Helen Palmer | Nov 15, 2006
Enrollment starts today for year two of the government's Medicare Part program. Not everyone's satisfied, but it's been mostly a success for seniors — and insurers, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Climate change talks kick off in Kenya

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 15, 2006
Delegates from around the world are meeting in Nairobi. Climate change advocates will be watching the U.S. closely for any sign of an olive branch. They say people's livelihoods are at stake, especially in the developing world. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Halliburton's KBR IPO delayed

Alisa Roth | Nov 15, 2006
Defense contractor KBR, currently part of Halliburton Inc., is now scheduled to go public Thursday. But with Democrats assuming control of Congress, will investors respond? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

All aboard for a lesson in time zones

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 15, 2006
This week in business history, Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to 1883 for a look at how the railroad industry changed the face of our nation's clocks.

Good news for consumers?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 14, 2006
PPI and core producer prices plummeted last month on cheap fuel. The numbers suggest inflation is slowing down, but do they tell the whole picture? Stacey Vanek-Smith does the math.
Posted In: Economy

Keeping real-time quotes out of reach

Bob Moon | Nov 14, 2006
The NYSE recently raised fees for feeding market data to Internet companies. They're so high that sites like Google and Yahoo have had to drop the service, so today they asked the SEC to roll back the hike. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Brain drain in Iraq

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 14, 2006
Iraqi gunmen abducted researchers and educators in Baghdad today. Such threats have been forcing many of the best minds to leave the country. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Christian Science Monitor's Scott Peterson about the exodus of Iraq's professionals.
Posted In: Canada

Al Jazeera in English

| Nov 14, 2006
An international version of the controversial Al Jazeera news channel debuts tomorrow. It's the world's first 24-hour English-language news service from the Middle East. Ramy Inocencio reports.
Posted In: Canada