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Corn shortage in store?

Sam Eaton | Jan 4, 2007
An environmental think tank says the fast-growing ethanol industry's appetite for corn is going to be more than double the government's estimate. Sam Eaton reports.

Belarus hits Russia with oil tax

| Jan 4, 2007
Belarus and Russia are at it again. Following their quarrel over natural gas taxes, a fresh row has broken out between the two neighbors over oil. Stefan Bos reports.
Posted In: Canada

Democrats tackle ethics first

Hilary Wicai | Jan 3, 2007
Congress' new majority goes into session on Thursday with ethics and lobbying reform at the top of its agenda. Hillary Wicai reports.

A look behind the Bush rhetoric

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 3, 2007
The President made sure to get his point to the press today about the budget. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at what he said, and what he didn't, with fiscal policy expert Maya MacGuineas.
Posted In: Economy

With no Home Depot improvement, CEO exits

Dan Grech | Jan 3, 2007
The company underperformed, its stock tanked, but Home Depot's board still gave outgoing chief Robert Nardelli a $210 million severance package. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Retail

How about Israel for that relaxing getaway?

Stephen Beard | Jan 3, 2007
Israel has spent millions of dollars in an effort to retool its image. But can branding, marketing and advertising campaigns do much to change perceptions? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

An image consultant can only do so much

| Jan 3, 2007
Commentator Jeremy Kahn says a country's identity is the sum of many things. And for Israel to change its image might require something beyond the abilities of even the most talented marketing consultant.

The states of successful children

| Jan 3, 2007
Where a child grows up has a big influence on how successful he might be later in life, according to a new study. Sarah Gardner reports on the state-by-state "Chance for Success Index."

Trading the floor for the computer

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 3, 2007
Electronic trading is changing the once-bustling culture of the New York Stock Exchange. Stacy Vanek-Smith takes a walk around a quieter and more open trading floor.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

No new tax breaks

| Jan 3, 2007
Congress is expected to increase the minimum wage after Democrats take control this week. President Bush wants tax breaks for small businesses as a concession, but Robert Reich says that's just not necessary.
Posted In: Jobs