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New twist in transatlantic exchange race

Stephen Beard | Nov 15, 2006
In protest of high trading fees, a group of investment banks is set to launch its own trading system to rival European exchanges. And that could put the brakes on other merger deals. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

VCs push for more skilled immigrants

Steve Tripoli | Nov 15, 2006
Startup companies founded by immigrants have helped entrepreneurship flourish in America, a new study finds. But the venture capitalists who funded it have their own agenda, Steve Tripoli reports.

A domino theory for capitalism?

| Nov 15, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that the United States may be on the brink of another Cold War — but the enemy this time isn't Communism.

Art of war advertising

Ben Gilbert | Nov 15, 2006
As Lebanon tries to pick up the pieces of its war-ruined economy, many companies are taking out ads to inspire hope and confidence — and bolster their brands — but not everyone's feeling the love. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Responsible budget a real possibility?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 15, 2006
The lame-duck Congress probably won't get to all the spending bills on its long to-do list. Will the new Democratic-controlled Congress be able to instill fiscal responsibility in '07? Host Kai Ryssdal asks Maya MacGuineas.
Posted In: Washington

Wanted: Hot mom and spokesperson

Lisa Napoli | Nov 15, 2006
A pharmaceutical company that sells anti-wrinkle cream is sponsoring a contest to find the Hottest Mom in America. The winner will get a cash prize, and become the company's spokesperson. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Some advice for Democrats

| Nov 15, 2006
Commentator David Frum says Democrats better move quickly if they want to parlay their midterm win into real policy gains, but warns: Stick to what you campaigned on.

Click, click, donate

| Nov 15, 2006
The Internet is offering philanthropists broader latitude in how they give to charitable causes — including more control over how their money's spent. Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Science

US Airways wants Delta

Scott Jagow and Hilary Wicai | Nov 15, 2006
News of a major buyout offer in the airline industry this morning: US Airways has offered $8 billion for Delta.
Posted In: Travel

Fewer junk food ads for kids

Amy Scott | Nov 15, 2006
Ten of the biggest U.S. food companies have agreed to voluntarily cut back on junk food marketing aimed at kids, but some say the deal is just empty calories. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Health