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Santa gets a little help from imports

| Dec 21, 2006
Santa knows what you want, now he's gotta get it to you. But how does he fill up that sleigh? Rachael Myrow explores the final shipping push before toys make it to their final destination.

Disney hits the pixie dust

Rico Gagliano | Dec 21, 2006
CEO Bob Iger is putting Tinkerbell in the limelight with a makeover — and a voice. How does Mickey Mouse feel about all this? The Marketplace Players wondered, too.
Posted In: Entertainment

Jockeying for oil profits in Iraq

Lisa Napoli | Dec 21, 2006
A new law is being drafted in Iraq that puts its central government in charge of oil revenues — but it's happening under intense pressure from parties who don't necessarily have Iraq's best interests in mind.
Posted In: Canada

Bad boys, bad for sponsors?

| Dec 21, 2006
From on-court brawls to felony burglary, some professional athletes continue to behave in a less-than-professional manner. Will player misconduct hurt NBA and NFL bottom lines?
Posted In: Sports

Robots have rights too!

Stephen Beard | Dec 21, 2006
Or at least they could one day soon, say researchers who've been studying possible scenarios for the next 50 years. They conclude robots might play a major role in the global economy. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Science

Airlines fly into holiday season in the black

Dan Grech | Dec 21, 2006
For the first time in five years, the U.S. airline industry expects to be profitable. This week's holiday travel is just icing on the cake, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Travel

Women falling deeper into the wage gap

Hilary Wicai | Dec 21, 2006
A new study shows that women have made big gains in the workplace over the past five years — until you compare their paychecks with men's. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

IRS sweetens reward for whistleblowers

Steve Tripoli | Dec 21, 2006
A new law makes turning in income tax cheaters far more profitable, earning informants up to 30 percent of what the IRS recovers. Tax experts think it's a win-win solution, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Good news for struggling former students

Sam Eaton | Dec 21, 2006
The Department of Education may limit the fees universities can charge for collecting on defaulted student loans. Sam Eaton reports.

Iran admits its energy industry is suffering

Stephen Beard | Dec 21, 2006
Iran has admitted that its nuclear stance is sapping foreign interest — and investment — in its oil and gas project. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada