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Brick rustlin' on the rise

| Jun 13, 2007
Rich clay deposits once made St. Louis the nation's brick capital. Today its distinctive red bricks are a hot commodity for builders -- so hot that some people are stealing entire walls off old buildings. Matt Sepic has the story.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Playing keep-away from private equity

Stephen Beard | Jun 13, 2007
News that Ford's trying to unload its British luxury brands Land Rover and Jaguar set off alarms among U.K. labor unions. They're lobbying hard to keep the companies out of the hand of private equity. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

President's Dinner a tough sell this year

Steve Henn | Jun 13, 2007
The GOP's annual gala used to be a hot ticket, even at $25,000. But with President Bush's job approval ratings at an all-time low, organizers expect to rake in just half of last year's $15-million haul. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Cutting drug costs in half... literally

Helen Palmer | Jun 13, 2007
As health care prices continue to soar, employers are getting more creative about ways to cut costs. The University of Michigan is having its employees cut high-dosage prescription pills in half. Then they share the savings. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health

Europe ready to fight for Clean Sky

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 13, 2007
Leaders in Europe are bracing for harsh criticism from the White House over their new Clean Sky project designed to cut jet carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution, but they say they're just playing catch-up with the U.S. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

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