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Migrants sending home billions

Lisa Napoli | Jan 17, 2007
A report out today says the U.S is the top migrant-receiving country worldwide. So workers sending money home can create an outgoing cash flow problem — but also an opportunity, say the study's authors.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration

BP denies putting profit over safety

Stephen Beard | Jan 17, 2007
The Baker report panel found major safety deficiencies at BP's U.S. refineries. The company's CEO admits making mistakes but claims problems were not due to cost-cutting. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada

California freeze causes record citrus losses

Steve Tripoli | Jan 17, 2007
Record-low temperatures have heavily damaged Central California's citrus and avocado crops. Losses will exceed what insurance covers — and workers'll feel the chill too. Steve Tripoli reports.

Tribune still for sale . . . anyone?

Dan Grech | Jan 17, 2007
Tonight is the deadline to bid on the troubled Tribune Company. Buyers get a media arm that reaches into 80 percent of U.S. households and a baseball team. So why so little interest? Dan Grech reports.

Inflation watch: Lower prices on the way?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 17, 2007
The rise in wholesale prices slowed dramatically in December, which could mean lower prices for consumers in the months ahead. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Economy

Minimum wage saga continues

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 17, 2007
Should small businesses get billions in tax breaks when Congress raises the federal minimum wage? The Senate Finance committee takes up that question today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Gazprom tries to clean up its image

Stephen Beard | Jan 17, 2007
Russia's state-controlled energy monopoly Gazprom is doing some damage control after run-ins with its customers in Ukraine and Belarus spilled over into Europe. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Decline of the housing boom hits home

Alisa Roth | Jan 16, 2007
Two of the country's biggest homebuilders, Centex and KB Home, gave us a sign today that the nation's housing boom may, indeed, have hit bottom. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Verizon sells off New England lines

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 16, 2007
Verizon's about done with old-fashioned phone lines. The company announced today it's spinning off local lines in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Keith Shortall reports.

Freeze could mean a rise in avocado dip

Janet Babin | Jan 16, 2007
Consumers will soon feel the pain of the California freeze in citrus and strawberry prices at the supermarket — not to mention loading up a chip with guacamole on Superbowl Sunday. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy