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A vote for the status quo

Scott Tong | Mar 23, 2007
Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday. There's not much suspense about the outcome, since political stability means economic prosperity. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Losing control of campus contraceptive costs

Helen Palmer | Mar 23, 2007
Nearly 40% of college-age women use birth-control drugs. Some of them have had a nasty shock in the past couple of weeks. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't just trash it, <em>CRUSH</em> it

| Mar 23, 2007
Companies are increasingly worried about how to get rid of data stored on computers. Geoff Brumfiel checked out some interesting solutions on display at a recent government technology conference.

Straight Story: The Fed knows best

| Mar 23, 2007
Wall Street's got the subprime jitters, but economics editor Chris Farrell says the Federal Reserve can shake it off.

Buzzword: McJob

| Mar 23, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "McJob." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs

Coaches advance through the salary brackets

Scott Jagow | Mar 23, 2007
College basketball coaches are already among the highest-paid employees at universities &mdash; but taking a team to the Sweet 16 and beyond can propel them into a whole new salary league.
Posted In: Sports

Do movie critics still matter?

| Mar 23, 2007
Fact is, many of the top box office draws are widely panned by critics. Now that we can watch trailers and read reviews from regular people online, are film critics are becoming irrelevant? Not exactly, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Bad for pets, good for pet stores. . . sort of

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 23, 2007
Last weekend's massive pet food recall has turned many nervous pet owners away from big box stores and big name brands. But organic suppliers and pet stores are having a hard time keeping up with the booming new demand.
Posted In: Health

'Election' in Hong Kong this weekend

Scott Jagow and Scott Tong | Mar 23, 2007
It's not the kind of democracy we're used to, but Hong Kong's business community will vote Sunday to keep Donald Tsang as head of government there. It's pretty much a no-brainer considering the booming economy.
Posted In: Canada

Senate chews on new tobacco tax

Hilary Wicai | Mar 23, 2007
A vote is expected today on a plan to hike tobacco taxes again. This time the increase would be used to boost funding for a health insurance program for low-income children.
Posted In: Health, Washington