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'The best Marketplace segment ever!'

Scott Jagow | Apr 27, 2007
(...based on a Friday morning theater story out of London April.) A European law set to take effect next year bans advertising that aims to deceive consumers, which means promoters will have to stop pulling misleading quotes from bad reviews.
Posted In: Canada, Crime, Entertainment

Barclays-ABN deal in doubt

Stephen Beard | Apr 27, 2007
When is a deal <em>not</em> a deal? When stockholders threaten legal action. Barclays Bank and a rival consortium are both looking to buy ABN Amro, and the Dutch bank's shareholders are challenging the board's decision to sell a key asset.
Posted In: Investing

Following the melamine

Scott Jagow and Scott Tong | Apr 27, 2007
The FDA's still trying to sort out last month's pet food scare. It thinks it's tracked the offending chemical back to China, where the government seems to be genuinely invested in helping. But it won't be easy, Scott Tong tells us.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Rich doesn't equal smart

Steve Tripoli | Apr 27, 2007
Not only does intelligence have little to do with building wealth, says a new study, in some ways smart people may actually have a couple disadvantages when it comes to playing the money game. Steve Tripoli reports.

Not much you in Sony's tube

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 27, 2007
Sony is set to launch its own video-sharing website to rival YouTube, only it's promising to monitor the content to protect against copyright infringement. Great for studios, but what's in it for consumers?
Posted In: Science

Big brother on contract

Jeff Tyler | Apr 27, 2007
A government survey has found that a significant chunk of our nation's intelligence gathering and analysis has been handed over to private contractors, and we're paying them more to do the work. Jeff Tyler looks into it.
Posted In: Washington

Consumer sentiment and GDP weak

| Apr 27, 2007
A recent consumer sentiment survey found optimsm about the U.S. economy at its lowest point in seven month. And the Commerce Department's bad news about the GDP has already had an effect on Wall Street.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Jobs

Reverse Mortgages

Chris Farrell | Apr 26, 2007
We've been getting more and more questions about reverse mortgages....

More than the war rides on funding bill

John Dimsdale | Apr 26, 2007
Congress today sent President Bush a $124 billion emergency funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan &mdash; which he's said he'll veto. John Dimsdale reports on what's at stake.
Posted In: Washington

Bad news with the good at Ford

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 26, 2007
Ford reported today a better-than-expected first quarter loss of about $282 million. But Micheline Maynard at the New York Times says there's less to that than meets the eye.
Posted In: Auto