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An unlikely auto alliance

Amy Scott | Jul 6, 2006
Tomorrow GM's board meets to discuss a possible alliance with Nissan and Renault. GM CEO Rick Wagoner is reportedly opposed, but he's taking it seriously. That's more than you can say for some analysts. Amy Scott explains.

Guilt-by-name discrimination

Bob Moon | Jul 6, 2006
Thousands of cash transfers are being delayed or blocked by companies such as Western Union and MoneyGram — so that Muslim-sounding names can be checked for possible terror links on a government watch list. Bob Moon reports.

Fighting corruption in Iraq

| Jul 6, 2006
The Iraqi Ministry of Defense may be missing $1.2 billion due to fraud. Ben Gilbert follows one of the inspector generals tasked with tracking down the money and those responsible.
Posted In: Canada

How to strengthen shareholder democracy

| Jul 6, 2006
Commentator Ian Ayres says small shareholders who think their tiny piece of a company leaves them with little voting power could follow the example of <i>recent</i> Greece and use "deliberative polling."
Posted In: Wall Street

Aer Lingus going public

Jeff Tyler | Jul 6, 2006
The Irish parliament voted today to privatize its national airline. While US airlines are struggling, carriers abroad have been raking in the profits &mdash; especially Aer Lingus. So why let it go? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Can Microsoft compete with iPod?

| Jul 6, 2006
Microsoft is expected to show off its new media player to music labels this week, hoping to head off rival Apple by offering more features the record industry wants. But will consumers buy it? Annie Baxter reports.
Posted In: Science

Can next generation of entrepreneurs deliver?

Curt Nickisch | Jul 6, 2006
A recent survey of entrepreneurs revealed that most earned money as kids, many via a paper route. The classic paperboy has gone the way of Mayberry. So is America losing an entrepreneurial breeding ground? Curt Nickisch looks below the fold.

Billboards with brains

Scott Jagow | Jul 6, 2006
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad and host Scott Jagow discuss new technology debuting at this weekend's World Cup final that measures the effectiveness of billboard advertising.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Sports greats hanging up their cleats, skates, rackets . . .

| Jul 6, 2006
Business of sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas talk about the generation of sports legends heading for the door &mdash; and how marketers will replace them.
Posted In: Sports

What happens to Lay's estate?

Bob Moon | Jul 6, 2006
With the death of Enron founder Ken Lay, focus shifts to his estate: How much is left and who's entitled to it? Bob Moon takes a look.