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Wal-Mart expansion marches on

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 27, 2006
Some are questioning Wal-Mart's strategy at home following news of a November sales drop. But the retail giant has found a way to break through a little red tape — and into India's fast-growing consumer market.
Posted In: Canada

Russian spy murder plot thickens

| Nov 27, 2006
The death of a former Russian secret agent in London is being linked to the break-up of Yukos oil — and now President Putin has been implicated in a series of suspicious deaths. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Times of London's Tony Halpin.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Clean air combat

Stephen Beard | Nov 27, 2006
The European Union wants all airlines flying in and out of its airspace to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. and other countries say that's not legal. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Obama's burden

| Nov 27, 2006
Commentator Marcellus Andrews sees Barak Obama as a new type of corporate-money-backed liberal — and fears that power and wealth might corrupt the beloved senator.

Surfing for talent

Lisa Napoli | Nov 27, 2006
Rising stars don't even have to leave home to get Hollywood's attention these days. Some agencies have talent scouts devoted to seeking them out online. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs, Science

Sloan Sessions: New Year's anti-resolutions

Scott Jagow | Nov 27, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan gives host Scott Jagow his list of things we should <i>not</i> do next year. Like fix Social Security.
Posted In: Wall Street

Forget the card, send a ball

Sean Cole | Nov 27, 2006
Two sisters in Chicago have come up with a novel alternative to the greeting card. Sean Cole has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Ledbetter v. Goodyear

Diantha Parker | Nov 27, 2006
The Supreme Court today hears arguments in a case that could change the statute of limitations in workers' discrimination lawsuits. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Crime

Final hour for Ford buyouts

Alisa Roth | Nov 27, 2006
Ford employees have until tonight to decide whether to accept the company's buyout offer. Alisa Roth reports.

Big opening weekend for holiday retail

| Nov 27, 2006
This weekend marked the official beginning of the holiday shopping season. Alisa Roth tells us how things are looking for retailers &mdash; and shoppers.