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JetBlue decelerates

Jeff Tyler | Oct 24, 2006
Discount airline JetBlue today reported flat quarterly earnings and announced it would scale back expansion plans. So why did shares take off? Jeff Tyler explains why slow growth sounds good on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Who's paying for all that campaigning?

John Dimsdale | Oct 24, 2006
It's two weeks to Election Day and with so many competitive Congressional races up for grabs, it's shaping up to be the most expensive midterm election ever. John Dimsdale looks at who's footing the bill.
Posted In: Washington

Cotton subsidies hamper trade relations

Gretchen Wilson | Oct 24, 2006
The WTO made U.S. cotton subsidies illegal two years ago, but American farmers are still getting checks. African nations aren't happy about the imbalance and that's cooling wider trade talks. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Stock tip spam scam

Amy Scott | Oct 24, 2006
Does it seem like you've been getting a lot of e-mails promising hot new stock tips lately? You're probably going to see more and more of this spam filling up your inbox — because it's working. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

<a href=>Warming quickly to opportunity</a>

Stephen Beard | Oct 24, 2006
Residents of a ramshackle, icebound port in the Canadian Arctic have strong hopes that global warming will be their key to prosperity. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

<a href=>Thaw could deliver new shipping route</a>

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 24, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with international politics professor Michael Byers about the future of Canada and international shipping in a world with an ice-free Northwest Arctic shipping passage.
Posted In: Canada

Let's up the Social Security tax

| Oct 24, 2006
Forget privatization. Writer and commentator Jim Carrier argues that the Social Security withholding tax should be boosted &mdash; and invested.

<a href="">Politics puts U.S. on Arctic sideline</a>

Lisa Napoli | Oct 24, 2006
As polar ice melts, many nations are staking claim to Arctic resources &mdash; but not the U.S. Host Lisa Napoli talks to former presidential chief of staff Leon Panetta about consequences of our failure to ratify the UN's Law of the Sea treaty.
Posted In: Canada

Interest rate guessing game is back

Bob Moon | Oct 24, 2006
The folks who pull the strings at the Federal Reserve meet today to consider interest rates. That means Wall Street investors will be getting back to one of their least-favorite pastimes. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Wal-Mart puts the brakes on

| Oct 24, 2006
The world's largest retailer has announced a change of course. Wal-Mart has decided to slow expansion into new markets while it works to boost its bottom line. Sam Eaton reports.