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DeBeers deal's ties to ANC questioned

Stephen Beard | Apr 5, 2006
South African diamond giant De Beers sold a stake in the company to an investment firm today. Critics of the deal point to close ties between the investment firm's owners and the ruling African National Congress. Stephen Beard reports.

GM's CEO discusses his turnaround plan

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 5, 2006
General Motors has been in the news a lot lately with slumping sales, an offer to buy out many of its workers, and the sale of its finance arm. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner, about his plans for turning the company around.

Reich on savings

| Apr 5, 2006
The Senate Finance Committee meets tomorrow to talk about how little Americans are saving. Commentator Robert Reich thinks he knows why — and what we ought to do about it.

Wealthy have benefitted most from tax breaks

John Dimsdale | Apr 5, 2006
That saying about the rich getting richer? It's true, according to two recent reports. John Dimsdale looks into the story behind the numbers.

Self-sustaining parks

Bob Moon | Apr 5, 2006
You might not have given it much thought, but that greenspace in your town costs money. The burden has usually fallen on taxpayers. Now, a growing number of parks are sprouting corporate logos. Bob Moon reports.

Is tax-free trade enough for Pakistan's poor?

Miranda Kennedy | Apr 5, 2006
Although the US won't offer Pakistan nuclear technology, it has offered some Pakistani industries tax-free access to US markets. But Pakistani businessmen aren't satisfied. Miranda Kennedy explains why.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Russia could benefit from pollution

Stephen Beard | Apr 5, 2006
Russia is one of the world's top producers of greenhouse gases. At the same time, it's set to profit from efforts to reduce the emissions. Stephen Beard explains the apparent contradiction.
Posted In: Canada

Traveling immigrants, economic boost

| Apr 5, 2006
Commentator Rudy Maxa argues that legalizing the status of undocumented immigrants would be a boon to the US travel industry.

International Paper doesn't see forests in its future

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 5, 2006
The nation's largest paper maker has agreed to sell roughly 85% of its timberlands. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at why and who's buying it.
Posted In: Investing

Big Oil goes along to get along in Venezuela

Dan Grech | Apr 5, 2006
Beginning this month, oil in Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, will be nationalized. So, if the country is such a difficult business partner, why is Big Oil sticking around? Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada