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ABM Amro sale on hold

Stephen Beard | Apr 25, 2007
The Dutch bank had agreed to a $91 billion buyout by Britain's Barclays, but now ABM shareholders are saying, whoa not so fast. There could be more money to be made from a rival bidder. Significantly more, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Cash incentives for NYC's poor

Alisa Roth | Apr 25, 2007
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to replicate a program being used in Mexico that offers cash incentives to poor families who meet certain goals, like keeping their kids in school. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

Africa struggles with unemployment

Alisa Roth | Apr 25, 2007
A new report from the International Labour Organization has found that more than 10 percent of Africans are unemployed, as much as double that for those under 25. And that's creating social problems as well as economic ones, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Canada

Toyota's number 1

Jeff Tyler | Apr 24, 2007
Toyota bumped GM off its perch last quarter as the world's biggest car maker. And all signs are that Toyota's going to be number one for a while. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto

Paulson continues Latin American outreach

Dan Grech | Apr 24, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson traveled to Mexico today to meet with officials about reducing poverty by making more capital available to small businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

If this index heats up, is it a good thing?

Sarah Gardner | Apr 24, 2007
You know about the old stand-bys of market indexes: the Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq Composite. . . . But here's a brand new one: the UBS Global Warming Index. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sarbanes-Oxley may be only part of the problem

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 24, 2007
Congress' attempt to fix corporate misbehavior is now blamed for driving business out of U.S. markets. But Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations tells Kai Ryssdal that's not entirely true.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Oh, stewardess! . . . That's gonna cost ya!

| Apr 24, 2007
Airlines are now charging passengers for amenities that used to be standard. Everything from food to pillows. Commentator Beth Teitell says it's time for the traveling public to fight back.
Posted In: Travel

Dirty Beijing air? Make rain

Scott Tong | Apr 24, 2007
China announced today its plan to address climate change. Good thing, too, because that Beijing air is nasty. Scott Tong reports on one pollution solution that may sound bizarre.

Thinking inside the box

| Apr 24, 2007
Office colleagues wind up buying each other presents for all sorts of occasions. But sometimes there's just not much joy in it. Alex Goldmark looked into gift-giving on the job.