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Free trade deal or no deal

John Dimsdale | May 17, 2007
Both Republicans and Democrats seem to be having regrets about last week's free trade agreement, but some are hoping the fleeting moment of bipartisanship will last long enough to push a couple deals through. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Starting at small forward. . . London

| May 17, 2007
The NBA is capitalizing on its growing international appeal and opening up shop in London. The league says it wants to be closer to its European fans, whose numbers are growing by leaps and bounds, so to speak. Pat Loeb has details.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Brown is the new Blair

Stephen Beard | May 17, 2007
Britain is beginning to see hints that its economic bubble could burst, so perhaps Gordon Brown's less cheerful disposition will be an apt fit for the nation's mood when he takes over as prime minister next month. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Rethinking crop subsidies

| May 17, 2007
Lawmakers will soon consider whether to insure crops that could serve as important sources of alternative fuels, but there are a lot of unanswered questions. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Sell, Warren Buffett?

Chris Farrell | May 16, 2007
Okay, Warren Buffett doesn't need any financial advice from me. But it's free, so here goes....

How realistic is Congress' budget?

Kai Ryssdal | May 16, 2007
Congressional Democrats announced their 2008 budget plan, totalling $2.9 trillion. But is it worth the reams of paper it's written on? Budget watcher Maya McGuineas takes a look at the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: New York

Whether to invest or divest?

Steve Tripoli | May 16, 2007
Some states are considering having their pension systems pull investments from companies doing business in Iran. Congress got into the act today, too. Steve Tripoli tells us who's saying what about divestment this time.
Posted In: Washington

Survey: Anti-fraud controls costing less

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 16, 2007
The Sarbanes-Oxley law that was intended to halt corporate financial fraud, has cost companies millions of dollars and lots of hassles. But a new survey reports last year those costs were down 23 percent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Sudan's underground conflict

Gretchen Wilson | May 16, 2007
Wars in Sudan have almost always been over scarce resources above ground. Gretchen Wilson reports there's a much quieter and more fundamental conflict developing for what may or may not lie beneath.
Posted In: Canada

Should America work on having more vacation?

| May 16, 2007
A new study says the United States is the only advanced economy that doesn't require employers to offer paid vacations. Is that a bad thing? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs