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Pay up!

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 9, 2007
One of the big credit bureaus has rolled out an electronic product that's worrying consumer advocates. It lets collection agencies zoom in on their prey faster than ever. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

A full plate of potential dangers

John Dimsdale | May 9, 2007
A month after reports of contaminated pet food, more attention has been put on the FDA's ability to monitor America's food quality. John Dimsdale reports there's a whole wide world of food sources out there to be worried about.
Posted In: Washington

China tends to leave investors weak

| May 9, 2007
Commentator David Frum says that while you now know it may not be safe to buy pet food from China, what makes you think it's safe to put your 401(k) there?
Posted In: Investing

When business entered the New World

Kai Ryssdal | May 9, 2007
When The Virginia Company landed more than 100 settlers at Jamestown, Va., 400 years ago, things didn't start off so well. History professor Karen Kupperman talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the company operated.

A little frosting on the cake

Lisa Napoli | May 9, 2007
It's the dream of many an entrepreneur:Come up with a product that's so successful, you take it national.There's one of those stories happening right now in Beverly Hills. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Close the private equity tax loophole now

| May 9, 2007
The Senate Finance Committee considers this week whether money made by private equity partners should be taxed as income instead of capital gains. Commentator Robert Reich says you better believe it.
Posted In: Taxes

Cashing in on gift remittances

| May 9, 2007
More and more Filipinos living abroad are saying goodbye market vendors, so long Western Union — hello Web. A new crop of businesses is springing up to make sending gifts to loved ones back home easier than ever, reports Lenora Chu.
Posted In: Canada

Where will the tainted food scandal end?

Steve Henn | May 9, 2007
More Americans than ever before are eating from an international table. But revelations about tainted fish food in Canada have some worried that lax oversight of food imports could lead to even bigger problems.
Posted In: Canada, Health, Science

Most expensive housing moves to London

| May 9, 2007
It's official: London is now home to the most expensive residential real estate in the world, according to the newly-released 2007 Wealth Report, beating out Monaco, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Looking for a rate cut

Amy Scott | May 9, 2007
All eyes are on the Fed today. Most expect short-term interest rates to hold steady, but analysts are divided over what's ahead. Some are talking about the possibility of a rate cut as early as next month, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street