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Banks are where the money is

Amy Scott | Dec 14, 2006
Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs . . . the firms that move the money on Wall Street are all reporting big profits. But even they know nothing lasts forever. Amy Scott reports.

BP's under investigation — again

Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2006
The British oil giant says it could face U.S. charges of price manipulation. It's the third time this year that BP has run afoul of market regulators. Stephen Beard reports.

A heavy metal decision for Detroit

John Dimsdale | Dec 14, 2006
The International Trade Commission voted to lift trade barriers on most imports of steel that Detroit uses. The commission had to choose between jobs in steel plants or jobs in car factories. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Russia's business environment cold and nasty

| Dec 14, 2006
The Russian market is attractive for a lot of reasons. Not the least of which is that there's a chance to make a lot of money. But commentator Edward Lucas says foreign investors ought to look before they leap.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Red Sox put big money on <nobr>'Dice K'</nobr>

Curt Nickisch | Dec 14, 2006
The Boston Red Sox signed Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka to a reported $52 million contract &mdash; after paying $51 million just to negotiate. Boston business thinks it's money well spent. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Sports

It looks so life-like . . . BLAM!

| Dec 14, 2006
This is deer season in many parts of the country, a busy time of year for game wardens. Poachers aren't easy prey, though. So law enforcement's nabbing them with bait that just begs to be shot. Brian Bull reports.

Conversations From the Corner Office: Howard Schultz

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 14, 2006
Starbucks' chairman of the board talks with Kai Ryssdal about the life experiences that shaped his corporate philosophy.

Minimum wage gap

Scott Jagow | Dec 14, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell look at the growing divide among economists over what to do about the minimum wage.

New Yorkers at a tipping point, part 2

| Dec 14, 2006
In some cities, holiday tipping is a yuletide tradition. Trey Kay hit the streets of New York to find out how folks feel about the custom &mdash; on both sides of the door.
Posted In: New York

BP accused of price fixing . . . again

Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2006
British oil giant BP says it could face charges of price fixing futures in the unleaded gasoline market. Stephan Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime