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Health insurance weighs heavier on small biz

Steve Tripoli | May 14, 2007
Finding, keeping and affording health insurance is a big headache for small businesses. Steve Tripoli reports on the challenge faced by a company he's been watching for years.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Health

Chrysler sold!

Stephen Beard | May 14, 2007
Daimler is handing over the Chrysler keys. Private equity firm Cerberus will buy an 80.1% stake in the struggling automaker for $7.4 billion. The deal was applauded by European shareholders, but not everyone's convinced it'll pay off, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Sloan Sessions: Rate cut? Nah. . .

Scott Jagow | May 14, 2007
Whispers of a possible interest rate cut swirling around last week's Fed meeting left a lot of folks on Wall Street with fingers crossed, but Newsweek's Allan Sloan thinks rates are already much lower than they should be.
Posted In: Wall Street

Big business invades your mailbox

| May 14, 2007
Today's 2-cent bump in stamp prices will soon be followed by another postal rule change that gives big magazine publishers big discounts. The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel warns that could stamp out important voices from small publications like hers.

Happy wiretapping, officers

Janet Babin | May 14, 2007
It should be easier for law enforcement to snoop on your online activity today. It's the deadline for cable, broadband and Internet phone companies to have built backdoor access into their networks for the Feds. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Science

Immigration reform stuck at the border

Steve Henn | May 14, 2007
Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a compromise on immigration reform before '08 politicking makes that impossible, but the two sides can't agree on which workers to let into the country. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Cities try to curb climate change

Sarah Gardner | May 14, 2007
Mayors from around the world are meeting in the Big Apple today for the Large Cities Climate Summit. The goal is to figure out how to reduce their carbon footprints, but it's no walk in Central Park, Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Paulson's new game plan

Jill Barshay | May 14, 2007
The U.S. just isn't attracting foreign investment the way it used to, so Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to see some changes in our playbook. And if he can push his agenda through, American companies may enjoy the new rules as well, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Trade agreements get bipartisan support

John Dimsdale | May 11, 2007
Congress and the Bush administration have taken the first step toward approving trade agreements with four countries. But John Dimsdale reports that there are still some difficult steps ahead.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Assessing other risks from global warming

Sam Eaton | May 11, 2007
The House passed legislation that will require an intelligence assessment on the national security risks posed by global warming. Sam Eaton reports.