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Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Hilary Wicai | Jul 6, 2006
George W. Bush turns 60 today. We asked our own Hillary Wicai to shop for an economic present for him.
Posted In: Washington

Coca-Cola theft

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 6, 2006
Three people face charges for stealing Coke's "secret recipe" and trying to sell it to Pepsi. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Packed planes

| Jul 6, 2006
Carriers are cutting routes and packing planes to fight high fuel costs. But as Annie Baxter reports, the strategy could backfire.

China to force union access

Jocelyn Ford | Jul 6, 2006
State-run newspapers in China today reported the government plans to force Wal-Mart and other foreign firms to allow employees to join a union. But it's not a win for the little guy, Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

We may have a winner in Mexico

Dan Grech | Jul 6, 2006
While you were sleeping, Mexican officials have been counting and re-counting votes in its presidential election. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Marketplace Americas Desk correspondent Dan Gretch.
Posted In: Canada

North Korea sanctions may have to be creative

Scott Tong | Jul 5, 2006
Japan instituted some sanctions after North Korea's missile tests. Now the US is pushing for a "strong signal" from the UN. But what do you take from a country with little in the way of legitimate economy? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Backdating options scandal moves forward

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 5, 2006
At least 50 companies have had to open their books to the feds in the scandal of backdating stock options. Now, the SEC appears ready to pursue civil charges against one of them. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

Big moneymaker in Shanghai

Jocelyn Ford | Jul 5, 2006
The Bank of China's shares made a strong debut Wednesday on the Shanghai stock market. The sale raised $2.5 billion, making it mainland China's biggest IPO. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

The emperor's new CD?

Lisa Napoli | Jul 5, 2006
Universal Music wants to save the compact disc. The company said today it's unveiling new packaging to make CDs more attractive to consumers who've been lured about by digital downloads. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Ken Lay's legacy

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 5, 2006
Enron's founder and convicted former CEO, Kenneth Lay died of a heart attack today. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to veteran energy reporter Barbara Shook about Lay's legacy in the energy business.



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