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Feeling bearish? Foiled again

Amy Scott | May 7, 2007
News of Alcoa's hostile, $27 billion bid for Canadian competitor Alcan pushed the Dow ever higher today. The stock market's on a winning streak it hasn't seen since 1927. Amy Scott looks into whether it can sustain it.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Reporters claim HP invaded their privacy

Steve Henn | May 7, 2007
Three C-Net reporters are planning to sue Hewlett Packard. It's the latest twist in the company's spying scandal. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Big business targets health care reform

Janet Babin | May 7, 2007
A group of Fortune 500 companies announced today their support for reforming health care and the formation of a coalition that will push for mandatory market-based health insurance. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Why not break the money taboo?

| May 7, 2007
Commentator Shira Boss says we're more likely to know about our friends taking antidepressants than about how they handle their money — and that should change.
Posted In: Economy

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