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Endless summer spinoffs

| Jun 1, 2007
Ready for Shrek 4? This year's crop of sequels are money-making machines, and that's got the attention of studio bosses eager to make shareholders happy. But the Daily Variety's Mike Speier says that's not always a bad thing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Ticket scalping: markets vs. mark-ups

| Jun 1, 2007
In New York, the shady practice of scalping tickets may get a little sunshine. The governor is poised to make the practice legal, after a fashion. But is it fair to let the market decide a price?

Dow family takes second look at Murdoch

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 1, 2007
When the owner of Fox News first came courting, the publishers of The Wall Street Journal snubbed him. Now they're interested, but only if he pays more than the $60-per-share price on the table. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Wachovia adds A.G. Edwards to its portfolio

Alisa Roth | May 31, 2007
Wachovia, the nation's fourth largest bank, will be buying A.G. Edwards to become one of the biggest retail brokerages, too. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Nike says corporate responsibility's a good fit

Jeff Tyler | May 31, 2007
Nike today released its latest report on combating abuses in its global supply chain. The company says it views corporate responsibility as an integral part of its long-term strategy. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Bush warms to talk of climate change

Sarah Gardner | May 31, 2007
President Bush today proposed new talks on cutting greenhouse gases. His last-minute change of heart — just before the G-8 summit — prompted a few cheers, some boos, but mostly surprise. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Families worry that border will become a divide

| May 31, 2007
The immigration bill in Congress would give millions of illegal immigrants a path to lawful status but would leave their families behind. And, Joy Diaz reports, that worries a group of wives in southern Mexico.

Wal-Mart could use some cheering up

Amy Scott | May 31, 2007
Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meetings have often had a pep rally feel. But with a flat stock price, sluggish sales and PR problems, the company may need some cheerleading at this year's meeting on Friday. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

The 40-year-old roommate

| May 31, 2007
Commentator and New York City renter Doug Cordell is here to tell you that the falling housing market has its wider impacts. Like, having to share a place with a guy singing arias in an open bathrobe.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Applying his power to climate-change policy

Kai Ryssdal | May 31, 2007
James Rogers of Duke Energy has been vocal about the power industry's need to be at the table when Congress writes the rules on carbon emissions. In this Conversations From the Corner Office, he tells why he favors a cap-and-trade system.