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Universal health care savings

Jill Barshay | Jul 12, 2007
Groups pushing for universal health coverage got a sort of economic backing today: A new study demonstrates that there are financial gains to be made by insuring everyone before the age of 65. Jill Barshay has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington

CEO puts Web'd foot in mouth

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 12, 2007
News that Whole Foods chief John Mackey has been criticizing rival Wild Oats in an online forum for investors has stirred up controversy, but that's not what might sink the organic grocery chain's bid to buy its competitor, reports Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Internet real estate is booming

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 12, 2007
Website domain names start with price tags under $10, but some people are flipping them for big profits in a market that's starting to see 8-figure transactions. Jeremy Hobson looks at what's driving up the price of virtual real estate.
Posted In: Science

A better deal for Alcan

Stephen Beard | Jul 12, 2007
It's official: mining giant Rio Tinto has agreed to buy Canadian aluminum group Alcan. And the deal worth than more $38 billion easily tops the unwelcome offer from U.S. rival company Alcoa. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Investors' global appetite growing

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 12, 2007
With worldwide investments expected to double to almost $300 trillion by 2015, institutional investors must now think Turkey and China. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the growing importance of emerging markets.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

China's feeling squeezed

Scott Tong | Jul 12, 2007
China is worried about its reputation, and rightly so, as importers throw up trade barriers. Responding to worldwide concern over the safety of its products, the government banned the use of a dangerous chemical in toothpaste. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Canada

Private equity's looking a little dicey

Bob Moon | Jul 11, 2007
Market speculators are sending warning signals that private equity firms may not be able to pay back all the money they've borrowed for some of their huge deals lately. Marketplace's Bob Moon explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Dollar is losing some of its muscle

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 11, 2007
The U.S. dollar is at a record low compared to the euro, and the lowest it's been in 25 years against the British pound. Why? Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

There's good news on housing front?

Steve Tripoli | Jul 11, 2007
Economists at the National Association of Realtors are predicting home prices and new-home sales will rebound next year. But that's after the nation's first home-price decline in 40 years plays itself out. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Levi's may be dressed up to go public

| Jul 11, 2007
After almost a decade of saggy performance, Levi Strauss is looking a lot more fit these days. And that's sparking speculation that the jeans maker could be in a position to go public again. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson goes behind the seams.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street