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Dollar coin redux

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 15, 2006
This week back in 1978, the U.S. Mint introduced the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. It never caught on, but that hasn't stopped the U.S. Mint from trying. . . and trying. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

New rules for CEO compensation in effect

Hilary Wicai | Dec 15, 2006
Companies today must begin to use the amended SEC disclosure rules for executive compensation — and some say the change could slow the rapid rise in CEO pay. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Britain drops arms investigation

Stephen Beard | Dec 15, 2006
The British government has provoked a hail of criticism after ditching a major corruption inquiry that had been threatening a $12 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Motorists sue over gas temperature

Dan Grech | Dec 15, 2006
When you heat a liquid, it expands. No big surprise there. But when that liquid is gasoline, billions ride on this simple scientific truth. $2 billion, to be exact. Dan Grech explains how warm gas has led to some hot consumers.
Posted In: Crime

Banks are where the money is

Amy Scott | Dec 14, 2006
Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs . . . the firms that move the money on Wall Street are all reporting big profits. But even they know nothing lasts forever. Amy Scott reports.

BP's under investigation — again

Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2006
The British oil giant says it could face U.S. charges of price manipulation. It's the third time this year that BP has run afoul of market regulators. Stephen Beard reports.

A heavy metal decision for Detroit

John Dimsdale | Dec 14, 2006
The International Trade Commission voted to lift trade barriers on most imports of steel that Detroit uses. The commission had to choose between jobs in steel plants or jobs in car factories. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Russia's business environment cold and nasty

| Dec 14, 2006
The Russian market is attractive for a lot of reasons. Not the least of which is that there's a chance to make a lot of money. But commentator Edward Lucas says foreign investors ought to look before they leap.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Red Sox put big money on <nobr>'Dice K'</nobr>

Curt Nickisch | Dec 14, 2006
The Boston Red Sox signed Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka to a reported $52 million contract &mdash; after paying $51 million just to negotiate. Boston business thinks it's money well spent. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Sports

It looks so life-like . . . BLAM!

| Dec 14, 2006
This is deer season in many parts of the country, a busy time of year for game wardens. Poachers aren't easy prey, though. So law enforcement's nabbing them with bait that just begs to be shot. Brian Bull reports.