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Hewlett Packard earnings

| Aug 16, 2006
The marker of personal computers and printers is expected to meet Wall Street expectations when it reports quarterly earnings today. Charla Bear reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chinese students regret going to college

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 16, 2006
Young people in China are a little cynical about college. A new survey says that a third of graduates say their education was a waste of time and money. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Non-stop from DC to Beijing?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 16, 2006
United wants to be the first US airline to fly non-stop from Washington DC to Beijing. The airline's filing a request with the government today, but there's some competition. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Good day on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 15, 2006
Stocks soared following today's report from the Labor Department which showed prices at the wholesale level fell .3% — the biggest drop since October. Host Kai Ryssdal checks in with economist Diane Swonk.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Ford to close dealerships

Sam Eaton | Aug 15, 2006
Ford plans to trim the number of dealerships it has in an effort to improve dealer profitability. The nation's No. 2 automaker blames falling car and truck sales for the decision. Sam Eaton reports.

News or commercial?

Scott Tong | Aug 15, 2006
The FCC wants to make sure consumers know the difference. It's investigating the use of "video news releases" in TV news broadcasts. Violators could face steep fines and have their licenses revoked. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Time to break up Wal-Mart

| Aug 15, 2006
Wal-Mart today posted its first profit drop in 10 years, but it still accounts for 20 percent of all retail sales in America. Commentator Barry Lynn says that's why it should be broken up into smaller pieces.

British airlines want reimbursement

Stephen Beard | Aug 15, 2006
Airlines in Britain were forced to cancel over 1,100 flights last week due to stepped-up security after the foiled bomb plot. Now British Airways, Virgin and others want the airport operator to pick up the tab. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Is your laptop safe?

Janet Babin | Aug 15, 2006
Dell is recalling 4.1 million Sony batteries used in its notebook computers. Lithium-ion batteries power most of our gadgets these days — and they're all susceptible to overheating. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Tensions escalate in Mexico protests

| Aug 15, 2006
As the partial election recount continues in Mexico, protesters have widened their blockades to key financial institutions in the country's capital. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.
Posted In: Canada