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Evening the trading field

Bob Moon and Scott Tong | Mar 30, 2007
For 20 years, U.S. companies have been complaining that China gives its companies an unfair competitive advantage in the form of government subsidies. Now it looks like the U.S. might finally be ready to do something about it.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Smoking's bad for your career

Helen Palmer | Mar 30, 2007
A study of women in the Navy has found that smokers are less successful in their jobs, especially those who light up daily. Could be all that extra time they spend smoking instead of working.
Posted In: Health

Chrysler bids due today

Amy Scott | Mar 30, 2007
Prospective buyers are putting the finishing touches on their initial offers for Chrysler today — or not. GM has reportedly pulled out, and other bidders may face strong union resistance.
Posted In: Auto

Sticking point with Brazil

Dan Grech | Mar 30, 2007
Brazil's Lula da Silva will visit President Bush at Camp David tomorrow. They've agreed to work together to promote the use of ethanol fuel, but U.S. tariffs on sugar-based ethanol are gumming up negotiations.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Yes, the Sexy Green Car Show

Stephen Beard | Mar 30, 2007
That's what they're calling the world's first low-carbon car show. It opens today in Cornwall, England and every vehicle on display is billed as being both non-polluting . . . and sexy.
Posted In: Auto

Big telecom winner: Qwest

Alisa Roth | Mar 30, 2007
Qwest, Verizon and AT&T have been granted the right to compete for the federal government's telecom contracts, a decision which propels Qwest into the top-tier providers. The big loser: Sprint.
Posted In: Science, Washington

ERA is back

Hilary Wicai | Mar 30, 2007
The Equal Rights Amendment fell three states short of ratification in 1982, but now it has reemerged as the Women's Equality Amendment. And it still faces plenty of opposition.
Posted In: Washington

Save for Retirement or Pay Down Mortgage Fast

Chris Farrell | Mar 30, 2007
It's a question we get all the time on Marketplace Money: Should I save for my retirement or accelerate payments on my mortgage? The way the...
Posted In: Retirement

House budget resolution has some unknowns

Hilary Wicai | Mar 29, 2007
The House passed its 2008 budget resolution today with boosts in spending for education, health care and national security. Oh, and a $50 billion question mark. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Satellite TV's coming to the minivan

Helen Palmer | Mar 29, 2007
Chrysler has struck a deal with Sirius to offer kid-friendly channels like Disney and Nicklodeon on some of its 2008 models. Why would two struggling companies make such a deal? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Auto