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Campaigns make bottom-line adjustments, too

John Dimsdale | May 8, 2007
Political campaigns aren't much different from Wall Street corporations. They, too, like to pad their numbers at the end of a reporting season to show strength and growth. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

An overbearing and arrogant bully

| May 8, 2007
Commentator Benjamin Barber says the wolves are after World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz because he failed to cultivate effective leadership. Instead of giving orders, he should have been listening.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Sitting on the news

Kai Ryssdal | May 8, 2007
Most of the us found out about Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion bid for Dow Jones on May 1. The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin reported today that some at the Wall Street Journal found out a bit sooner. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Silencing an opposing voice

Dan Grech | May 8, 2007
Venezuela's oldest, most-watched TV network is going to have its broadcast license pulled by the government at the end of the month. It's the price for getting on the wrong side of President Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports.

Subprime neighborhoods

| May 8, 2007
People in poor, minority neighborhoods were prime targets for subprime lenders, so when that market crumbled those areas were hardest hit. A nonprofit group has plotted maps showing the disparity in New York City. Ilya Marritz walks us through it.
Posted In: Housing, New York

To be a cornfield or not to be

| May 8, 2007
Corn prices are sky-high thanks to the sudden demand for ethanol, but that's spurring debate over whether some farmland should be taken out of a conservation program and used to grow more corn. Annie Baxter reports.

A case for liquefied coal

Sam Eaton | May 8, 2007
Washington wants to step up alternative fuel production and, who woulda thunk it, the coal industry is making a big push to gain federal support. And it's making some headway, Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Gaming the college ranking guide

Steve Henn | May 8, 2007
Every August, US News and World Report publishes its influential guide to American colleges. But the popular franchise has its detractors, who say some universities distort key information. Steve Henn reports.

Piracy losses disputed

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | May 8, 2007
New research says losses in overseas sales due to piracy are drastically lower than business groups have been claiming. That's creating concern that the new numbers will take the heat off countries like China, Stephen Beard tells us.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

More pork than water?

Steve Henn | May 8, 2007
Watchdog groups are calling it the biggest pork-barrel water projects bill ever. The Senate wants to spend $32 billion for hundreds of projects — like millions to keep a California beach sandy. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington