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Russo's faux pas

Rico Gagliano | Nov 30, 2006
Patricia Russo says she won't learn French. Which wouldn't be a problem — except that Friday she becomes the only American CEO of a blue-chip French company. The Marketplace Players offer a lesson in cultural sensitivity. . .

Analysts predict lukewarm PMI

Diantha Parker | Nov 30, 2006
The Chicago PMI measures manufacturing activity in the Midwest and today's numbers could be cause for concern, Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Economy

Economy keeps humming right along

Bob Moon | Nov 29, 2006
The latest GDP numbers came out today boasting healthy growth in Q3. And then the Fed's Beige Book showed moderate economic growth. So maybe those slumping housing and auto sales numbers don't mean so much after all?
Posted In: Economy

Textbook deal looks to e-publishing

Alisa Roth | Nov 29, 2006
Irish educational software maker Riverdeep has agreed to buy textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin. Could be a smart move as the industry shifts to electronic publishing, Alisa Roth reports.

Seeking new markets in India

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 29, 2006
The largest-ever U.S. trade delegation is in India this week looking for opportunities in world's second-fastest growing economy. New to the game: nuclear power and defense industry companies. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

No more toys for Kim Jong Il

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 29, 2006
The U.S. wants to ban a laundry list of luxury items from North Korea. Apparently, the administration is hoping Kim Jong Il won't be able to live without his iPod and jet ski. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Calm skies bring windfall for insurers

Dan Grech | Nov 29, 2006
Despite dire predictions, there hasn't been a major hurricane in the U.S. this year. That's good news for folks in Florida and along the Gulf Coast — and even better news for insurers. Dan Grech reports.

Bolivia to return land to its indigenous poor

Bob Moon | Nov 29, 2006
President Evo Morales has secured a radical proposal to confiscate many acres of private land and redistribute it to Bolivia's indigenous poor. Host Bob Moon talks to reporter Damian Kahya.
Posted In: Canada

Prescription for profits: Hand out pink slips

Helen Palmer | Nov 29, 2006
Pfizer has announced that it will slash 20 percent of its workforce. The company's plagued by an industry-wide problem, as drug reps find it harder and harder to get face time with doctors. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Bring Big Pharma to the table

| Nov 29, 2006
Democrats want to use Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors. Republicans and drug companies say it'll amount to government price controls. Commentator Robert Reich says that's absurd.
Posted In: Health