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Risking trade war with China?

| Jun 13, 2007
A bipartisan group of Senators today is expected to unveil a bill intended to protect U.S. trade interests, in spite of a warning from Beijing that it would react swiftly to American tariffs. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

A Marshall Plan for Africa

| Jun 13, 2007
Sudan has finally agreed to a peacekeeping force for Darfur, and last week the G8 reaffirmed its 2-year-old pledge to help African countries out of poverty. But commentator Glenn Hubbard says what Africa really needs is a customized Marshall Plan.
Posted In: Canada

Lots of liquidity . . . and, oh yes, that 'carry trade'

Bob Moon | Jun 12, 2007
Uncertain investors are making some unusual moves these days as they look for places to put their money. Our senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains what's going on in the markets.

Investors' move to bonds made easier

Janet Babin | Jun 12, 2007
New rules requiring bond prices to be made readily available is making it somewhat easier to invest in them. And brokerages are adapting, lowering fees to attract buyers. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Scottie Pippen and Paul Allen are farmers?

Steve Henn | Jun 12, 2007
An online report out today tracks billions of dollars in farm subsidies for the past three years. And you might be surprised who got government checks. Steve Henn has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Social networking grows en Español

| Jun 12, 2007
More social networking sites are being targeted at the Latino and Spanish-speaking markets. And that means competition for English-language sites chasing limited advertising dollars. Ambar Espinoza reports.

Ford dropping luxury lines

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 12, 2007
Ford announced today it's hired bankers to help figure out how to sell off its Land Rover and Jaguar lines. Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the changes.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Ban the beautiful people's yachts and jets

| Jun 12, 2007
The Senate is working on an energy plan that would set new fuel economy standards for automobiles. Commentator Ben Stein says he's all for sound energy policy, but lawmakers are going about it all wrong.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Ohio's adult businesses are seeing red

| Jun 12, 2007
Owners of Ohio's strip clubs and adult video stores say their businesses are being threatened by some tough, new state laws. They may end up taking their fight straight to voters. Bill Cohen reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment, Taxes

Climate score: McDonald's 'not good' but winning

Sarah Gardner | Jun 12, 2007
Some new corporate rankings came out today. A group called Climate Counts is scoring popular companies based on their response to climate change. It's starting with fast food and the scores are low. Really low. Sarah Gardner has details.