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Immigration rules push Microsoft north

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 6, 2007
Microsoft announced it's expanding operations in Vancouver, Canada. The company said the move is meant to attract talent and avoid U.S. immigration rules. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration

NYC plans to downsize classes

Alisa Roth | Jul 6, 2007
For years, New York City has been demanding more money for its schools. The money's finally come through, and the chancellor says he's planning to spend a big chunk to reduce class sizes. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

Enough spin to make you dizzy

| Jul 6, 2007
We've all gotten used to "spin" as a political art. But commentator Robert Lyle observes that spin is present in everyday economic life, too.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 6, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Another recall hits toys made in China

Amy Scott | Jul 6, 2007
China has been struggling to address growing concerns about the safety of its products. And this week U.S. officials recalled three more toys made in China for potential health hazards. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail

Cost of Chinese labor is on the rise

Scott Tong | Jul 6, 2007
The seemingly unlimited supply of low-cost labor that has allowed China to undercut American manufacturers may not be unlimited after all. There are signs that labor costs are creeping up. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Mark Twain: Author, investor, inventor

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 6, 2007
Samuel Langhorn Clemens, otherwise known as famed author Mark Twain, was also a tireless businessman. He made and lost a pile of money inventing and investing. In a new book, Peter Krass says it's clear where Twain's heart really was.
Posted In: Books, Entrepreneurship

Nightclubs hear the sustainability music

Rico Gagliano | Jul 6, 2007
Rockers around the world will go on stage tomorrow to raise awareness of global warming as part of Live Earth. But Rico Gagliano found some clubs in Rotterdam that are already putting the message in motion, from recycled everything to dance-generated power.
Posted In: Canada

Virginia is for slower drivers

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 6, 2007
A new law taking effect in Virginia this week raises speeding ticket fines as high as $3,500. It only applies to residents, so lead-footed passers-through can breathe easier, but the old fines are pretty high too. Jeremy Hobson has details.
Posted In: Crime

Next-gen aircraft? Holy batwings!

Dan Grech | Jul 6, 2007
Researchers are turning to the flying mammals for inspiration, looking to create flexible wings that can allow planes to be more agile and fit into tight spots. Dan Grech reports on the challenge of re-engineering a bat wing.
Posted In: Science