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How to raise the money question

| Feb 9, 2007
Most workers would prefer a root canal to asking their boss for a raise. So we decided to find out how to make that conversation less painful. Tess Vigeland reports on the do's and don't's of preparing for the money talk.
Posted In: Jobs

Cracking Britain's chewing gum market

Scott Jagow | Feb 9, 2007
Wrigley has a stranglehold on the U.K's chewing gum market, but Cadbury Schweppes has spent the past year formulating a plan — and gum — to win over British consumers.
Posted In: Retail

Long wait for video download profits

| Feb 9, 2007
Amazon, TiVo and Wal-Mart are among the companies jockeying for the lead in the movie download business, but Daily Variety's Mike Speier says it's going to be a long time before they're making money at it.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Scam alert: Struggling homeowners beware

Steve Tripoli | Feb 9, 2007
Con artists have found a new way to prey on nervous homeowners in danger of losing their properties. It's called a foreclosure release scam, and there are some sure danger signs to look for.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Alcatel-Lucent cutting 12,500 jobs

Alisa Roth | Feb 9, 2007
Growing pains at the world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment: Alcatel-Lucent announced today that it will lay off even more workers than anticipated. And don't look for a quick turnaround.
Posted In: Jobs

Three cheers for the bus owner

Stephen Beard | Feb 9, 2007
U.K. investors applauded news that a British company will buy Laidlaw, America's biggest private operator of school buses. But it already owns the No. 2 carrier so there could be regulatory roadblocks ahead.
Posted In: Canada

Getting into the ring over cockfighting

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 9, 2007
Amazon carries two cockfighting magazines on its site, so the Humane Society is suing the online retail giant. Amazon refuses to take them down as a matter of free speech.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

New hope in Palestine

| Feb 9, 2007
Rival Palestinian factions have signed a deal to form a national unity government after marathon talks aimed at ending deadly infighting — and the international boycott that's crippled its economy.
Posted In: Canada

Hedge fund regulation on the table

Stephen Beard | Feb 9, 2007
The G7 finance summit starts today and one item on the agenda is whether hedge funds should be regulated — or if that would just risk sending the global economy into a tailspin.
Posted In: Canada

The voting tax is history

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 9, 2007
This week in 1964, the 24th Amendment was ratified to outlaw poll taxation. Good thing, especially considering its origins. . .

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