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Stress relief at work

| Apr 27, 2007
Some of us pay for special pampering on our days off — maybe a massage or some other treat. But there are companies trying to de-stress workers right at their desks. Cash Peters reports.
Posted In: Health

Intern, or be your own boss?

| Apr 27, 2007
In a super-competitive job market, students these days can't afford to go without an internship. But some are skipping that step altogether and starting their own business.

Getting more mileage is an art form

| Apr 27, 2007
There are a lot of ways to ease up on the amount of gas you consume. Some people just prefer to do it by tailgaiting behind an 18-wheeler. Francesca Segre reports on the art of hypermiling.

Say goodbye to palm trees, Hollywood

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 27, 2007
LA's iconic palm-lined avenues may be fading into the sunset. As palms die of old age and a fatal fungus, the city plans to replace the pricey trees with oaks and sycamores. But that could be a big mistake, reports Stacey Vanek-Smith.

'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