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Venezuela's tax man pops Coke

| Mar 7, 2007
Coca-Cola's operations in Venezuela will be forced to close for three days for allegedly breaking tax rules there, but it's unclear whether the shakeup is politically motivated.
Posted In: Canada

Paulson's back in China

Scott Jagow and Scott Tong | Mar 7, 2007
Some in Congress are getting anxious about the Chinese currency situation, but that's just one of the things U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is in Shanghai to talk about, and change isn't likely to happen overnight.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Why is military hospital in sick shape?

| Mar 6, 2007
President Bush announced his plans to investigate the problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Kai Ryssdal talks with expert Gordon Adams about some of the causes for those problems.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Dividing up the Homeland Security pie

John Dimsdale | Mar 6, 2007
The Senate is considering different formulas for distributing Homeland Security funding. But regional squabbling threatens to derail plans to get a bill approved soon. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Worker productivity dips

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 6, 2007
Productivity is slowing, which means companies are getting less out of their workers. Kai Ryssdal gets a quick assessment on the economic significance from investment advisor Hugh Johnson.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Give shareholders a voice on CEO pay

| Mar 6, 2007
The way to control CEOs' excessive salaries and benefits is to give shareholders an advisory vote, says commentator Nell Minow.
Posted In: Investing

A day for the people's business

| Mar 6, 2007
Town Meeting day has been a Vermont tradition. But attendance is down and the direct-democracy habit is fading. A bill in the state legislature hopes to revive the tradition. John Dillon reports.

Office rule: No assholes

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 6, 2007
You know those people in your office who love making your life miserable? Your boss? A co-worker? Author Bob Sutton says we should have a rule against them. They're bad for morale and business. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

A little name-calling between giants

Alisa Roth | Mar 6, 2007
Microsoft's corporate counsel for copyright, trademark and trade secrets gave a speech in New York today, claiming Google has a cavalier attitude toward copyright. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime

Computer crime gets organized

Steve Tripoli | Mar 6, 2007
A growing number of computer hackers are recruiting tech-savvy students and professionals to help them commit cyber-crimes. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship