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One wild ride in Shanghai

Scott Jagow and Scott Tong | Jun 4, 2007
China's stock market plunged again today. A massive selloff drove prices down more than 8 percent — the worst fall since February — only this time, global markets are shrugging it off. Scott Tong tells us what's behind the indifference.
Posted In: Canada

Whole Foods supersizes in London

Stephen Beard | Jun 4, 2007
Organic grocery chain Whole Foods is making a grand entrance into the U.K. market: It's opening a three-story all-natural supermarket in a space formerly occupied by a department store. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada

Insurance premiums on fire

Bob Moon | Jun 4, 2007
Homeowners in high-risk wildfire areas in the West are facing sharply higher insurance premiums — and threats of policy cancellations. The industry says it's just being realistic. Watchdog groups say insurers are padding profits. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing

Virgin to offer business-only service

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 4, 2007
Imagine: overseas flights where 48 passengers can spread out in a plane designed to carry 220, kicking back in near-flat beds. Will Virgin Atlantic squash the small startup airlines that have been offering such service? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Poverty finds a voice on campaign trail

Jeff Tyler | Jun 4, 2007
Lobbyists are working to make poverty a higher priority, and the '08 election is providing a springboard for discussion. Candidates from both parties are expected make poverty a stop on the road to the White House. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Student loan consolidation window is closing

Steve Tripoli | Jun 4, 2007
Still paying back your student loans? Rates for federally-backed college loans are set to increase on July 1. There's still time to consolidate if you move quickly, but that's not necessarily the right move for everyone, reports Steve Tripoli.

Day in the Work Life: Hard work is key

| Jun 1, 2007
Groceries and hot running water are bare essentials you can't overlook. But your necessities don't do you much good when you're locked out of the apartment. Call this guy.

Another doggone Internet scam

| Jun 1, 2007
You think you're wise to every online money-transfer scam, but you're not immune to cute, needy puppies.

Mailbag for Friday, June 1, 2007

| Jun 1, 2007
Chris Farrell covers buying a home with monetary gifts from your family, what to do when a company wants to buy your stocks and how to cash in a whole mess of old treasury bonds.

Learning the gift of gab

| Jun 1, 2007
Some people are born talkers. Others without a knack for it can learn to yap at business school. Alex Goldmark demonstrates the benefits of Persuasion 101.

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