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Mandel on R&D

Chris Farrell | Oct 1, 2007
Mike Mandel at Business Week has a very important post on new numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on his blog....

Clive Crook on Unions

Chris Farrell | Oct 1, 2007
Good piece by Clive Crook in the Financial Times on the future of American unions. Here's the money quote:...

Bad news from Citigroup, too

Amy Scott | Oct 1, 2007
Citigroup reported that third-quarter profits will probably drop 60 percent. Amy Scott explains what got them there, and reports that the worst might not be over.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

U.S. private equity eyes Northern Rock

Stephen Beard | Oct 1, 2007
Reports out say private equity firms Cerberus and JC Flowers are considering taking over some of the assets of London's Northern Rock, which recently faced trouble from the subprime mortgage crisis. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing

More Q & A

Chris Farrell | Oct 1, 2007
From the Sunday Star Tribune:...

Myanmar sanctions missing a few gems

Amy Scott | Oct 1, 2007
In response to the events in Myanmar last week, the U.S. imposed new economic sanctions. But critics say they're not strong enough -- particularly regarding the country's lucrative gem trade. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Conservation inspired by debt

Dan Grech | Oct 1, 2007
This week, Congress will consider forgiving the debt of developing countries in exchange for safeguarding their natural resources. Dan Grech reports that these "debt-for-nature" swaps have worked well before.

Congress trying to lighten up

Sam Eaton | Oct 1, 2007
Congress is expected to vote on a broad energy package this month, which will also favor more energy-efficent lighting. Sam Eaton has more.

High-definition purgatory

| Oct 1, 2007
For your DVD-viewing pleasure, should you pick up Sony's Blu-Ray, or an HD-DVD? It's a tough call for some, but commentator Bill Hammack says he's not choosing either.

Some still pass on passport

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 1, 2007
A new passport rule goes into effect today for Americans -- they'll need a passport from now on to travel to Canada or Mexico. But Jeremy Hobson reports that some people still need to get their hands on one.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Travel