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How much wood would China . . .

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | May 1, 2007
China's voracious appetite for commodities is gobbling up timber supplies in the U.K. and prices are rising fast. That's got some normally well-mannered blokes breaking into fist fights over garden fencing, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Back to taxing the rich

Bob Moon | May 1, 2007
Democrats say they're close to an agreement to roll the AMT off the middle class and back to its original intent: to tax the very wealthy. Republicans have promised to fight such a move, but that could push swing voters away these days, Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Taking immigration back to the streets

Alisa Roth | May 1, 2007
Protestors will rally in cities across the country today. But whether they match last year's massive marches or not, with so many lawmakers already in '08 campaign mode, it may be too late for meaningful reform, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration

FDA inspection on the Hill

| May 1, 2007
The FDA is trying to protect the food supply of a nation that imports more than ever with a budget that hasn't kept pace with inflation. Today lawmakers take a critical look at the situation, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Numbers that keep Ben Bernanke up at night

Bob Moon | Apr 30, 2007
A report today from the Commerce Department showed prices rose 2.4% in March over last year, and that consumer spending was down in terms of what we got for our money. How will the Fed react? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Businesses find alternative routes

Steve Henn | Apr 30, 2007
Managers in the San Francisco Bay Area were wondering this morning how to keep their businesses going if workers couldn't get to work. Some companies are changing the way they look at work from home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Good news or bad? Automatic trader decides

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 30, 2007
Reuters is rolling out a new service that tracks news about companies and makes automatic trades based on what's in a story. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

TV tries new ways to keep you on the couch

Andrea Gardner | Apr 30, 2007
A new set of TV ratings coming out this year could affect not only which shows you watch, but also what you see during the commercial breaks. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Entertainment

Bank staff works in a different world

| Apr 30, 2007
Commentator Amity Shlaes says examinations of how the World Bank conducts business should go beyond its beleaguered President Paul Wolfowitz and his girlfriend.
Posted In: Canada

Surviving on about $1 a day

| Apr 30, 2007
In the West African country of Mali, per capita income was $470 last year, with 64% of the population living in poverty. Matthew Algeo went there to see how people can exist on so little.
Posted In: Canada

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