Latest Stories

Latest Stories


Ford . . . made in China

Ruth Kirchner | Oct 26, 2006
Desperate to cut costs, struggling automaker Ford has announced it's going to almost double its purchase of China-made parts. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

SEC looking into mutual fund kickbacks

Amy Scott | Oct 26, 2006
Securities regulators are investigating 27 investment advisory companies for allegedly misusing shareholder money. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Icahn conquers ImClone

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 25, 2006
Biotech company ImClone today named Carl Icahn as its new chairman, effectively ending months of infighting. In exchange, the financier will end his attempt to oust half of the company's board. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Dreamliner needs to shed a few pounds

Diantha Parker | Oct 25, 2006
Boeing said today that its new 787 jets may cost more to make because of weight problems — the same issue behind the delay of archrival Airbus' A380 super-jumbo jets. Diantha Parker reports.

Parking tax hike for gas guzzlers

Stephen Beard | Oct 25, 2006
A wealthy London suburb is planning to charge owners of gas-guzzling autos three times more for residential street parking, while green-car owners will park for free. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Can we end our oil addiction?

| Oct 25, 2006
Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most — but probably won't get any air time — in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, alternative energy and foreign oil.

Relax and breathe in the fresh . . . marketing

Sean Cole | Oct 25, 2006
More and more American businesses are using something called "scent marketing"— blowing fragrant aromas into the air to get consumers to spend more and keep coming back. Sean Cole takes a whiff.

<a href=>Alaska's conflict within</a>

Sam Eaton | Oct 25, 2006
As the ice melts, energy companies snatch up oil leases in the heart of Eskimo hunting and fishing grounds. Towns like Barrow, Alaska, are divided over whether to adapt or retain traditional ways of life. Sam Eaton reports.

This final note today . . .

| Oct 25, 2006
Heavier cars usually get the blame for bad gas mileage figures, but a new study by the University of Illinois has a new culprit: heavier people.

Don't vote for 'Death of a President'

| Oct 25, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich takes issue with the fictionalized account of the assassination of President Bush in the film opening this weekend. He says theatergoers should send a message to movie houses &mdash; by staying home.
Posted In: Entertainment