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BP might be in legal hot water

Stephen Beard | Jan 16, 2007
The Baker report, due out today, is expected to be highly critical of safety lapses at BP's U.S. oil refineries. And that could have costly ramifications in the courts, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Student loan rates going down?

Hilary Wicai | Jan 16, 2007
The House is expected to pass a bill tomorrow that would cut interest rates on student loans by half — but banks are hoping to stop it in the Senate. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

BAE scandal heads to Paris

Stephen Beard and Bob Moon | Jan 16, 2007
British officials go before an OECD committee today to explain why their government halted a bribery investigation into defense contractor BAE. Stephen Beard says the reason is pretty clear.
Posted In: Canada

A sobering amendment

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 16, 2007
This week in 1919, the 18th Amendment prohibiting "intoxicating liquors" was added to the U.S. Constitution. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Baker report: BP's top management to blame

Steve Tripoli | Jan 15, 2007
An investigation headed by former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker reportedly will hold top executives of oil giant BP responsible for its Texas refinery explosion and its Alaska pipeline leak. Steve Tripoli has more.
Posted In: Canada

Solidarity union starts campaign in U.K.

Stephen Beard | Jan 15, 2007
Solidarity, the labor union that helped topple Poland's Communist regime 17 years ago, has launched a campaign to stop the exploitation of migrant Polish workers in Britain. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Going through channels

Sarah Gardner | Jan 15, 2007
The nation's cable-TV operators are scrambling to meet new rules aimed at creating competition in the market for set-top decoder boxes. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Oreck departure will leave Gulf Coast vacuum

Tess Vigeland | Jan 15, 2007
Oreck Corp., maker of vacuum cleaners, is closing its Long Beach, Miss., plant and moving to Tennessee. And that's got a lot of people mad.Company President Tom Oreck talked with host Tess Vigeland about the decision.
Posted In: Jobs

Letting oil companies say 'Trust us'

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 15, 2007
In a Colorado trial, an oil company is accused of cheating Uncle Sam out of $12 million in oil royalties. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the murky world of royalty payments and why they're so ripe for dispute.
Posted In: Washington

Start of a revolution

| Jan 15, 2007
It's been almost 25 years since the splintering of Ma Bell. Commentator John Steele Gordon says it was the beginning of a communications revolution whose end is nowhere in sight.
Posted In: Crime