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Happy holidays for retail sales?

Jeff Tyler | Nov 2, 2006
Retail sales figures for October are due out today, and they're expected to be up. Jeff Tyler looks at what the news might mean heading into the holiday home stretch.

FCC says yes to free Wi-Fi

Lisa Napoli | Nov 2, 2006
Federal regulators decided yesterday that Continental Airlines can keep operating its free Wi-Fi network at Boston's Logan airport — against the port authority's wishes. Lisa Napoli looks at the implications of the ruling.
Posted In: Science

New health food restrictions in Europe

Stephen Beard | Nov 2, 2006
Food and drink companies trying to target health-conscious consumers in the EU will soon face tough new labeling and advertising laws. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Yahoo for foodies

Janet Babin | Nov 2, 2006
Web giant Yahoo is getting into the food business — or at least the business of providing a gathering place for people interested in food. It launches its new site today. Janet Babin reports.

Day of the Dead profits to be made

Rachel Dornhelm | Nov 2, 2006
Today is the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. It's is growing in popularity in the U.S. and that's sparking a brisk retail trade on the Internet. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Mexico

Skilled labor shortage in China

Ruth Kirchner | Nov 2, 2006
U.S. companies in China continue to make some nice profits, but they are increasingly finding that it's difficult to staff their operations there with qualified workers. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

In pursuit of India's wireless market

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 2, 2006
Motorola is trying to do some damage control in India after losing a $5 billion bid for wireless phone lines there. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

CVS to buy Caremark

Amy Scott | Nov 1, 2006
The country's second largest drugstore chain says it's buying a leading pharmacy benefit manager for just under $21 billion. Analysts say the move gives it more power to compete with Wal-Mart. Amy Scott reports.

Advertisers avoiding controversy

| Nov 1, 2006
A memo leaked from ABC News radio suggests that nearly 100 top advertisers don't want to be associated with left-leaning Air America. Alisa Roth asks, is that good business?

Fat and happy

Helen Palmer | Nov 1, 2006
New research out of Harvard finds mice given large amounts of a compound found in red wine were able to consume high-calorie diets without the usual bad side effects of getting fat. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health