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Celeb for a night

| May 16, 2006
The Cannes film festival begins this week in France and John Laurenson found a way to feel like a star at the event. Soiree de Star will make you feel like a celebrity too — for a price.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Piracy in China only getting worse

Jocelyn Ford | May 16, 2006
An American business group in China said today that government crackdowns on piracy haven't accomplished a thing. So companies are taking things into their own hands. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

Saving Sophie Newcomb

| May 16, 2006
Efforts by Tulane University to absorb one of the nation's oldest women's colleges and its sizeable endowment have hit a snag. Bill Zeeble has the story.

Bush addresses immigration

| May 16, 2006
President Bush addressed the nation Monday to outline his plans to deal with illegal immigration. He called for a guest worker program and stressed the need to tighten security at the Mexican border.
Posted In: Washington

Wal-Mart earnings watch

Alisa Roth | May 16, 2006
Wal-Mart is expected to report double-digit earnings growth today. But future quarters may not be as rosy as the low-cost retail giant is forced to raise prices to meet rising costs and Wall Street profit demands. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Patent trolls

Janet Babin | May 16, 2006
Monday's Supreme Court ruling in a case alleging eBay illegally uses patented technology has far-reaching implications for a growing number of companies known as patent trolls. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Medicare spending

Helen Palmer | May 16, 2006
A new study out today finds nearly one-third of the money Medicare spends on chronically-ill seniors is wasted. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Wholesale price report

Amy Scott | May 16, 2006
The Labor Department this morning reported the biggest jump in wholesale prices since September. So does that mean higher prices coming to a retailer near you? As Amy Scott reports, it's not that simple.
Posted In: Economy

The IRS has had enough

Lisa Napoli | May 16, 2006
The IRS is yanking tax-exempt status from dozens of credit counseling agencies found to be taking advantage of their clients — people already desperate for financial help. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

Nike facing legal action in France

Stephen Beard | May 16, 2006
Legal problems are hounding Nike in Europe. This case involves a French soccer team accused of evading taxes. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada