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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

Republican hopes pinned to health care

| Mar 7, 2007
Commentator David Frum says if Republicans want to have any hopes of winning in 2008, they'd better find a fix for the American health care market — stat.

Whistleblowing made easier . . . not necessarily safer

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Mar 7, 2007
Soon wannabe whistleblowers can spill corporate and government secrets online. promises the opportunity to post documents anonymously. But critics are already asking, says who?
Posted In: Science

The death of Internet radio?

Scott Jagow and Lisa Napoli | Mar 7, 2007
Online radio stations are facing a hefty hike in the royalties they pay to record labels for streaming music. If a federal copyright panel's ruling stands, it could wipe out smaller companies in one retroactive, fell swoop.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Aston Martin finds a buyer

Stephen Beard | Mar 7, 2007
Ford has reportedly lined up a motor racing company to purchase its luxury Aston Martin division. Sales for the brand are on the upswing, but analysts agree that Ford is making the right move.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Police wanted, must disclose financial records

Jeff Tyler | Mar 7, 2007
Some L.A. police are refusing to allow their private financial records to be made public as mandated by a federal decree. It's supposed to weed out corrupt cops, but the police union says it could drive good officers away.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

New blood pressure med OK'd

Helen Palmer | Mar 7, 2007
The FDA has approved Tekturna, the first new class of hypertension drug in a decade. Tekturna controls blood pressure for a full 24 hours, but will that edge be enough to compete in a mature market full of cheap generics?
Posted In: Health

Congress considers CEO pay

Scott Jagow | Mar 7, 2007
Proposed legislation would allow shareholders a non-binding vote on executive compensation, but some business groups argue that corporations are not a democracy.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington