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Time Warner settles AOL merger suit

| Mar 8, 2007
Media giant Time Warner has agreed to a $144 million settlement in one of the last investor lawsuits stemming from its merger with AOL six years ago.
Posted In: Wall Street

Paulson walks fine line in China

Scott Tong | Mar 8, 2007
Washington wants economic change in China and wants it now, but analysts say U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is playing it smart by taking the soft line.
Posted In: Canada

Pumping up its production

Sam Eaton | Mar 7, 2007
Exxon Mobil announced it's going to spend about $20 billion a year to boost production by a million barrels a day through the end of the decade. But Sam Eaton reports that there's less to the news than meets the eye.

Iran raises gasoline prices on itself

| Mar 7, 2007
The Iranian parliament raised the price of its heavily subsidized gasoline and moved toward rationing supplies. Kai Ryssdal talked to reporter Roxana Sabieri to see how this is going down in Teheran.

Congress takes interest in credit card fees

John Dimsdale | Mar 7, 2007
Executives from some of the biggest credit card companies found themselves on the defensive on Capitol Hill today over their fees and interest rates. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Ruling could hit Internet radio's stop button

Bob Moon | Mar 7, 2007
Web broadcasters are warning lawmakers about a sharp increase in federally-mandated music royalties they say could drive them out of business. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Shots all around at L.A.'s restaurants?

Helen Palmer | Mar 7, 2007
Los Angeles County officials are considering whether to give Hepatitis A vaccinations to some 100,000 food-service workers after an infected cook was found to be working for a local catering company. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Bush to avoid Chavez supporters on trip

Dan Grech | Mar 7, 2007
President Bush will head to Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. But he won't be going to countries where the politics are aligned with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Paulson takes open-markets message to China

Scott Tong | Mar 7, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is expected to tell the Shanghai Futures Exchange on Thursday that it's time for China to get serious about opening its markets. Marketplace's Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's at stake.
Posted In: Economy

China practices some power politics

| Mar 7, 2007
Beijing's announcement that it's increasing military spending got some attention in Washington. Commentator Robert Reich explains that's just what the Chinese wanted.
Posted In: Canada