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Working conditions in Wal-Mart factories

Jocelyn Ford | Sep 28, 2006
Wal-Mart has issued its annual report on how the 7,200 factories it buys from in 60 countries treat workers and the environment. The increased awareness may be helping improve working conditions in China, Jocelyn Ford reports

What to do with that pro sports fortune . . .

| Sep 28, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and business of sports expert David Carter look at the growing trend of sports stars as entrepreneurs.
Posted In: Sports

HP soap opera moves to Capitol Hill

| Sep 28, 2006
The Hewlett-Packard pretexting scandal will continue to play out in Washington today. A House panel plans to grill company leaders about the practice. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Marketing to kids might get harder

Lisa Napoli | Sep 28, 2006
The FCC is looking into whether there's a link between the growing childhood obesity problem in the U.S. and marketing aimed at kids. And that's making some advertisers and broadcasters uneasy, Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

UK housing prices continue climb

Stephen Beard | Sep 28, 2006
There's been a lot of talk about a housing slowdown in the U.S., but prices are still on the rise in Britain. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Can CITGO survive Hugo Chavez?

Sam Eaton | Sep 28, 2006
7-Eleven is ending a 20-year deal with Venezuelan-owned CITGO following last week's fiery anti-Bush remarks by Hugo Chavez. Sound like the beginnings of a boycott? Not so fast, Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wal-Mart's urban strategy

Helen Palmer | Sep 28, 2006
The world's largest retailer opened its first store in Chicago yesterday, advancing a strategy to try to cash in on urban hipsters. But being the low-cost leader doesn't guarantee success, Helen Palmer reports.

No hedging: Amaranth is on the way out

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 27, 2006
There's word today that the hedge fund that bet on natural gas prices and lost $6 billion will sell off bits of its company and pay off angry investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Branson's burning with ideas

Sarah Gardner | Sep 27, 2006
The Virgin head says airlines could cut pollution and help in the effort against global warming if they would adopt his proposals. Sarah Gardner reports.

Latino joblessness down . . . for now

Dan Grech | Sep 27, 2006
A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows joblessness among Latinos at a record low in the second quarter. But some fear the housing slowdown could make that figure short-lived. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy