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U.S. automakers desperate to sell

Jill Barshay | Jul 10, 2007
Last month car sales at the Big Three American automakers tumbled 13 percent. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are on track to hit a major milestone soon, but they won't be throwing a party. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Auto

Nuts & Bolts: Smart networking

Scott Jagow | Jul 10, 2007
As we wrap our series on the basics of starting a small business, Patti Greene offers this parting advice: You don't have to do it all alone. Talk to your fellow entrepreneurs and seek out networks of people who can help.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Iraq showdown at the authorization bill

John Dimsdale | Jul 9, 2007
A $650 billion defense authorization bill tops the Senate's agenda -- the largest such authorization since World War II. And Democrats will try to use it to hasten the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

In Pennsylvania, gambling's 'essential'

| Jul 9, 2007
Faced with a budget impasse, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell sent home state employees, except for "essential" public servants such as police, firefighters, and lottery and gaming workers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Corporate blogs have their own rules

Bob Moon | Jul 9, 2007
A Google employee learned an important lesson after she posted comments on a company blog that were critical of Michael Moore's new film "Sicko." Bob Moon talked about blog do's and don'ts with Debbie Weil, author of "The Corporate Blogging Book."
Posted In: Books

Broker complaint? Who ya gonna call?

Amy Scott | Jul 9, 2007
The SEC is expected to sign off soon on a merger of the NASD and the NYSE. Critics fear combining the two self-regulatory groups will make it even harder for investors to get action on their complaints. Amy Scott reports.

From big boxes to small niches

Steve Tripoli | Jul 9, 2007
Tom Stemberg, founder of office-supply giant Staples, unveiled today a new venture capital fund. It will focus on retail start-ups that are just about the opposite of the type of store he pioneered. Steve Tripoli reports.

Let's return rewards to risk takers

| Jul 9, 2007
Tougher U.S. bankruptcy rules now make it more difficult for entrepreneurs to shield personal assets when their businesses fail. As a result, says commentator Aparna Mathur, business start-ups are declining.

Online 'gold farming' more than a game

Rico Gagliano | Jul 9, 2007
Online gamers known as "gold farmers" harvest virtual items like magic swords and potions and sell them to other players for real money. South Korea has adopted laws restricting the practice. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Parents make easy prey

Scott Jagow | Jul 9, 2007
Most moms and dads these days are over-tired, over-stressed and over-worried that they're not doing the right thing when it comes to raising their kids, says author Susan Gregory Thomas. And, she says, that makes them easy targets for marketers.
Posted In: Books