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American ups the ante in NYC

Alisa Roth | Feb 22, 2007
American Airlines is adding several flights out of New York, including new non-stop service to and from Las Vegas. That route's a JetBlue staple. Interesting timing, but it probably just <i>feels</i> like American's pouring salt in the wound.
Posted In: Travel

No welcome mat for Wal-Mart in India

Scott Jagow | Feb 22, 2007
Shopkeepers in India are protesting the entry of Wal-Mart into their retail economy, even if it is just as a supplier to an Indian company.
Posted In: Canada

Self-filers beware: 1040s missing deductions

| Feb 22, 2007
Billions of dollars in tax deductions may slip by filers this year because of a few omitted lines on 2006 tax forms. They were already at the printers by the time Congress extended the missing deductions.
Posted In: Taxes

Sex doesn't sell after all

Janet Babin | Feb 22, 2007
How's this for an advertising conundrum: A new study suggests that while people might prefer to watch TV shows with sexual content, they're less likely to remember the commercials in between.

Venezuela, Argentina swap money for milk

Dan Grech | Feb 22, 2007
The South American allies have made an unusual trade deal: Oil-rich Venezuela will bail out an Argentine dairy producer in exchange for powdered milk. And it has as much to do with politics as economics.
Posted In: Canada

A healthy correlation with taxes

Eric Niiler | Feb 22, 2007
A new study finds that high taxes and good health go together. Researchers say states with higher taxes spend more money on social programs which ultimately leads to healthier kids.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

HP's new guy on the case

| Feb 22, 2007
Hewlett-Packard has a new lawyer. Michael Holston starts today as HP's general counsel. He replaces Ann Baskins who resigned before refusing to testify at a congressional hearing on that notorious spying case.
Posted In: Crime

Study: More money will go to health care

Amy Scott | Feb 21, 2007
National health-care spending will double in the next 10 years, a study says. One out of every five dollars we spend will be for health care, and Uncle Sam will be footing more of the bill. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Borrow now to party and gamble . . . responsibly

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 21, 2007
The payday-lending industry's spending $10 million to polish its image and adopt a few regulations &mdash; before the government does. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Wal-Mart preaches diversity to suppliers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 21, 2007
Wal-Mart has approached its major suppliers with another initiative &mdash; boosting diversity within their ranks. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail