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Making nice in China . . . for now

Ruth Kirchner | Dec 13, 2006
The U.S. trade delegation in China is off to an amicable start, but the mood may change tomorrow when the U.S. presents its list of complaints. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Are Bernanke & Co. thinking lower rates?

Amy Scott | Dec 12, 2006
No real surprises came from the Fed today. The question now is when it might start to lower interest rates again. The answer may lie in the bond markets. Amy Scott reports.

For Best Buy, discounts aren't the best deal

Lisa Napoli | Dec 12, 2006
Best Buy's third-quarter profits were up 9 percent in the third quarter and it's selling more. Trouble is, the country's largest electronics retailer is selling more at a discount. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Swift's meat-plant employees questioned

Dan Grech | Dec 12, 2006
U.S. immigration officials raided six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. today — surprising since Swift is in a voluntary pilot program aimed at rooting out undocumented workers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico

Democrats, protectionism's a bad idea

| Dec 12, 2006
If Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson can't get trade concessions from the Chinese, the fear is the Democratic Congress might throw up barriers of its own. But commentator Bruce Stokes says it's not quite that simple.
Posted In: Washington

Mexico's housing market is on the rise

| Dec 12, 2006
America's housing market may be slumping but across the border in Mexico houses are going up in record numbers. The folks fueling the market have one foot in each country and benefit from new credit opportunities. Laura Belous reports.
Posted In: Housing, Mexico

Who really cares?

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 12, 2006
Individual donors are the primary supporters of U.S. charities. But who's doing the giving might surprise you. Prof. Arthur Brooks, author of a new book called "Who Really Cares," talks with Kai Ryssdal.

New Yorkers are at a tipping point

| Dec 12, 2006
Among all the people on New Yorkers' lists this holiday season are the people to tip. And Trey Kay reports it doesn't really matter whether those people have been naughty or nice.
Posted In: New York

'Sucks Less' costs less

Lisa Napoli | Dec 12, 2006
Director Kevin Smith has teamed up with mtvU and UCLA to deliver "Sucks Less with Kevin Smith"— one of the hottest TV shows on college campuses. And it's economical too. Lisa Napoli has the story.
Posted In: Entertainment

This Winter Wonderland brought to you by . . .

| Dec 12, 2006
It's December and stores are awash in warm lighting and shiny baubles to put us in a joyous and generous mood. Commentator Moira Manion takes us behind the scenes for a glimpse of reality.
Posted In: Retail

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