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Feast, famine on China-Burma border

Scott Tong | Nov 1, 2007
Burma is Asia's economic basketcase, even though it sits next door to China. Scott Tong recently traveled to the border and witnessed a stark contrast between the two sides.

The business of being Bode Miller

Tess Vigeland | Nov 1, 2007
Professional skier Bode Miller has started competing on his own, after 10 years with the U.S. national team. So far he's garnered $1 million in corporate sponsorships. Our business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad has some thoughts about the niche he's carving.
Posted In: Sports

Digital marketers are watching the kids

| Nov 1, 2007
Commentator Kathryn C. Montgomery says most kids who are active in online social networks don't realize they're also part of elaborate, virtual focus groups that could put their privacy at risk.

Tax man catches up to car-sharing

| Nov 1, 2007
Drivers who use car-sharing services in the state of Washington will now have to pay almost 10% in car-rental taxes. Users call it a penalty on doing right by the environment. Cathy Duchamp reports.
Posted In: Taxes

China increase pumps up world oil price

John Dimsdale | Nov 1, 2007
China's citizens awoke to a 10 percent hike in their gas prices today. And that's one big reason why world oil prices breached $96 a barrel. John Dimsdale explains the cause and effect.
Posted In: Retail

Cuomo files subprime-related lawsuit

Jill Barshay | Nov 1, 2007
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued a real estate appraisal company called eAppraiseIT for allegedly colluding with Washington Mutual to inflate home values. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Bargaining writers, studios yell 'Cut!'

Sam Eaton | Nov 1, 2007
With negotiations halted between the Writers Guild and Hollywood studios, 12,000 Guild members are expected to strike today. Sam Eaton reports on the serious economic blow the strike could land to Tinsel Town.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Hollywood writers weigh a fade to black

Scott Jagow | Nov 1, 2007
The contract for Hollywood writers expired at midnight, and the Writers Guild of America is considering a strike. Scott Jagow examines the role of download revenue in negotiations.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

CO2 tax or cap-and-trade system?

Steve Henn | Nov 1, 2007
Washington is debating today whether to get companies to cut back on CO2 emissions through taxes or the cap-and-trade system. Steve Henn looks at both sides of the issue.

Clive Crook is Blogging

Chris Farrell | Nov 1, 2007
This is good news. Clive Crook, the Financial Times' Washington columnist, now has a blog. Crook is an astute commentator on the intersection of...