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Portland unplugged

Lisa Napoli | Nov 16, 2006
Microsoft is helping to roll out new wireless Internet service in Portland, Oregon. It'll be free, but there's a catch: It's ad-supported. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Strong earnings expected from HP

Diantha Parker | Nov 16, 2006
HP comes out with its third quarter earnings today, and they're expected to be good despite the company's pretexting scandal. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Big Tobacco still smokin'

Alisa Roth | Nov 16, 2006
Despite a sharp drop in the number of U.S. smokers, the tobacco industry is holding its own. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health

New banking rules in China

Ruth Kirchner | Nov 16, 2006
China has announced long-awaited rules governing the entrance of foreign banks into its lucrative retail banking market. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

US Air launches hostile takeover

Amy Scott | Nov 15, 2006
Delta has said repeatedly that it's not for sale, but that's not dissuading US Airways — and the company has good reason to pursue the merger now, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Travel

New twist in transatlantic exchange race

Stephen Beard | Nov 15, 2006
In protest of high trading fees, a group of investment banks is set to launch its own trading system to rival European exchanges. And that could put the brakes on other merger deals. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

VCs push for more skilled immigrants

Steve Tripoli | Nov 15, 2006
Startup companies founded by immigrants have helped entrepreneurship flourish in America, a new study finds. But the venture capitalists who funded it have their own agenda, Steve Tripoli reports.

A domino theory for capitalism?

| Nov 15, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that the United States may be on the brink of another Cold War — but the enemy this time isn't Communism.

Art of war advertising

Ben Gilbert | Nov 15, 2006
As Lebanon tries to pick up the pieces of its war-ruined economy, many companies are taking out ads to inspire hope and confidence — and bolster their brands — but not everyone's feeling the love. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Responsible budget a real possibility?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 15, 2006
The lame-duck Congress probably won't get to all the spending bills on its long to-do list. Will the new Democratic-controlled Congress be able to instill fiscal responsibility in '07? Host Kai Ryssdal asks Maya MacGuineas.
Posted In: Washington