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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

Murdoch would be bad news

Scott Jagow | May 7, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says no matter what media mogul Rupert Murdoch promises, he will inject his political views into the news coverage if he's allowed to buy The Wall Street Journal — and he's got a powerful incentive to up his bid until it happens.
Posted In: Wall Street

You gotta pay to play, kids

Alisa Roth | May 7, 2007
Critics of a deal that gives 20 NYC private schools dibs on the best practice times at Randall's Island ball fields say it's shutting out low-income kids who would most benefit from the space. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: New York, Sports

Un nouveau président

Scott Jagow | May 7, 2007
The French have elected Nicolas Sarkozy as their next president — a hardliner who's seen as l'Américain when it comes to economic policy. He wants to free up the French economy, and that's led to an unusual air of optimism there.
Posted In: Canada

Paying a high price for cheap drugs?

John Dimsdale | May 7, 2007
Senate Democrats are working to allow cheap prescription drug imports to save Americans money, but critics warn the move could have unintended consequences that'll incur higher costs than what we're paying now, reports John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Hello, Moto? It's Icahn calling. . .

Jill Barshay | May 7, 2007
Motorola shareholders today will decide whether or not to give billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn a shot at tinkering with the struggling cell phone giant from the inside. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Artful profiteering

Janet Babin | May 7, 2007
A global storm of interest surrounds the spring art auctions kicking off this week in New York. With several works expected to hit record new price points, Janet Babin looks at what's behind the rising cost of fine art.