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Alcoa's new suitors

Stephen Beard | Feb 13, 2007
Metal prices are hot right now and that's got two wealthy mining companies fighting over the affections of the struggling aluminum giant. They're reportedly serenading Alcoa with buyout offers to the tune of $40 billion.
Posted In: Canada

Reversing a trend

Amy Scott | Feb 12, 2007
After a string of big deals, the past weekend proved rough for mergers and acquisitions. London Stock Exchange shareholders nixed Nasdaq's bid, and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis halted talks. Amy Scott reports.

An investment with a clear connection

Stephen Beard | Feb 12, 2007
The British cell-phone giant Vodafone has bought control of India's 4th-largest mobile-phone operation. India's phone market is the world's fastest growing. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Is responsibility in a Google search?

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 12, 2007
Mainline media companies are objecting to ties Google has with some less-than-reputable downloading websites. Matthew Karnitschnig had the story in today's Wall Street Journal. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Pumping a message to fuel sales

| Feb 12, 2007
In Omaha, Neb., a gas-station chain is hoping to convince Americans to stop buying crude from the Middle East. It could be coming to a city near you. Avishay Artsy reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Will the 21st century be American?

| Feb 12, 2007
Americans expect researchers in this country to consistently lead the world in innovation. But commentator Lawrence Summers says the United States has some work to do if it wants to stay on the leading edge.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Health, Science

Going after terrorists where they spend

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 12, 2007
Former Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor tells Kai Ryssdal about his experiences in searching out and destroying terrorist financing after 9/11, and trying to get the Iraqi economy going again.
Posted In: Canada, Investing, Washington

Trying to not spend it like Beckham

Jane Lindholm | Feb 12, 2007
The L.A. Galaxy soccer team is looking for a few good men to play (cheap) alongside newly-signed British star David Beckham. Tryouts were held this past weekend. Jane Lindholm hit the field with the hopefuls.
Posted In: Sports

Sloan Sessions: Great-West tax solution

Scott Jagow | Feb 12, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says the Canadian insurance company has come up with a crafty way to get money today for tax savings it thinks it'll have in the future.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

Stemming the Boomer retirement tide

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 12, 2007
One California professor says we need to invest in educating the children of immigrant workers, because they may be our best hope for replacing the wave of Baby Boomers about to leave the workforce.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs