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Wall Street's prognosis: negative

Amy Scott | Apr 10, 2007
Earnings season kicks off today on Wall Street and it's looking a little sickly. Some analysts are saying the three-and-a-half-year corporate profit streak may be nearing an end.
Posted In: Wall Street

Monitoring software getting too smart?

Janet Babin | Apr 10, 2007
In the ongoing battle over use of copyrighted materials online, software makers now have a product that actually watches video to check for infringement. But if sites like YouTube use it, they could be headed down a slippery slope.
Posted In: Science

Puma races into luxury

Stephen Beard | Apr 10, 2007
Analysts say it could be a perfect fit. French luxury group PPR has made a buyout offer to add German sportswear maker Puma to a retail collection that includes Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent — and Puma is happy to accept.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

DOJ extends its reach overseas

| Apr 10, 2007
The Department of Justice is going after companies that sell military equipment to China under the premise that the U.S. maintains jurisdiction over trade of American-made equipment regardless of where the transaction took place.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Internet challenges insult laws

Lisa Napoli | Apr 10, 2007
The online world is rife with opportunities for free expression, but many foreign nations have laws prohibiting anti-government speech. That's pitting those governments against their critics — and websites like YouTube that allow them to be heard.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Bush touts immigration policy at the border

Dan Grech | Apr 9, 2007
President Bush visited Yuma, Ariz., today, calling attention to his administration's emphasis on controlling illegal immigration at the border and the workplace. Dan Grech reports.

Dow may be next private-equity target

Alisa Roth | Apr 9, 2007
KKR reportedly is interested in buying Dow Chemical for $50 billion, about a month after it announced a deal for Texas utility TXU for a then-record $32 billion. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Washington once again targets piracy

John Dimsdale | Apr 9, 2007
The U.S. trade representative is set to file two new complaints against China's counterfeit market with the World Trade Organization. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Lending bipartisan support to student loan changes

| Apr 9, 2007
Changing student-loan funding from the private sector to the federal government appears to be an idea gaining momentum. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says it's one issue that's getting bipartisan backing.

To some, church cell towers send bad signal

Stephen Beard | Apr 9, 2007
Churches throughout England are facing uncertain financial futures, so they've been renting out space to earn some spare change. Some ecclesiastical authorities are not pleased. Stephen Beard reports.