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Wal-Mart shareholders meet

John Dimsdale | Jun 2, 2006
Dissident shareholders put forth a slate of provocative corporate governance resolutions at today's annual meeting. John Dimsdale has the details.

Mortgage rates hit four-year high

Hilary Wicai | Jun 2, 2006
Hillary Wicai reports the higher lending fees could trigger procrastinating home-owners to refinance.
Posted In: Economy

FDA restaurant report

Scott Tong | Jun 2, 2006
Government food regulators are expected to release a report today calling on restaurants to give caloric information on their menus. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Swiss beefcakes lure wives, girlfriends

Curt Nickisch | Jun 2, 2006
While the attention of European men is focused on the World Cup in Germany this summer, Switzerland hopes to catch the eye, and euros, of the continent's females. Curt Nickisch reports.

Shifting from political to economic freedom

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 2, 2006
In increasingly capitalist China, protests surrounding this weekend's Tiananmen Square anniversary are likely to be more economic than political. Jocelyn Ford has more.
Posted In: Canada

A hedge fund pandemic?

Stephen Beard | Jun 2, 2006
Hedge funds are dangerous, more of a threat to the world's economy than a bird flu pandemic. That's a new warning from the European Central Bank. Stephen Beard reports.

Americans keep on spending

Amy Scott | Jun 1, 2006
At least a lot of us do. Most retailers today reported higher-than-expected sales for May. But those numbers might not stand up to a closer look. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Static on the line for Vonage

Lisa Napoli | Jun 1, 2006
Internet phone company Vonage has struggled since it went public. It offered customers a chance to buy into its IPO early, and now says it will hold them to that deal — even though the stock has dropped 13%. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Investing, Science

Buying into China

Alisa Roth | Jun 1, 2006
The Bank of China went public today for a total of almost $10 billion dollars. Chinese banks have had corruption problems in the past — so what's the attraction? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Gulf Coast energy forecast: uneasy

Sam Eaton | Jun 1, 2006
As the Gulf Coast braces for this year's hurricane season, Sam Eaton looks at how the area's buildings and construction rules are different nowadays.