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The cost of sloppy accounting

John Dimsdale | Jun 16, 2006
Federal regulators report Fannie Mae's accounting missteps cost shareholders $11 billion, reviving efforts by lawmakers to rein in the mortgage lending giant. John Dimsdale reports.

New bank on the block

Ethan Lindsey | Jun 16, 2006
A new investment bank opened in New York Thursday, a boutique firm catering to wealthy investors and companies. If it sparks a trader exodus, does the common investor go to the back of the line? Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Redefining juvenile obesity

Janet Babin | Jun 16, 2006
The AMA has changed the criteria for juvenile obesity, expanding the number of children deemed overweight. A report out today says the move largely benefits drug companies and humiliates kids. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Health

Whaling ban in danger

Amy Scott | Jun 16, 2006
The International Whaling Commission meets today, and as Amy Scott reports, changes on the panel could roll back the clock on whaling restrictions.
Posted In: Canada

'O Power Tools'

| Jun 16, 2006
Retailers are trying to boost Father's Day sales this year with marketing gimmicks that among things link dad's special day to Christmas. Charla Bear explains.

Bill Gates to step down

| Jun 15, 2006
Microsoft Corp. co-founder and chairman Bill Gates is relinquishing daily duties in 2008 to work more closely with his foundation.

NYSE, Euronext courtship on the rocks

Bob Moon | Jun 15, 2006
A week ago it looked like two of the world's biggest stock exchanges were set to merge. Oh how things change! How much does the NYSE need to worry about Europe's rising political opposition to the deal? Bob Moon looks into it.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Doctor shortage on the horizon

Helen Palmer | Jun 15, 2006
A new report says the number of doctors graduating from medical school is not keeping pace with the health care needs of US patients. Why aren't people getting their MDs? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't believe everything you read

Lisa Napoli | Jun 15, 2006
A survey today that said 50% of marketing execs have paid to get their "news" mentioned in the mainstream press. And almost half of those who haven't said they would. Lisa Napoli reports.

Hawaii now has world's largest marine sanctuary

Sam Eaton | Jun 15, 2006
President Bush today created the country's largest national monument in the oceans off the Hawaiian islands. The marine preserve is 1,400 miles long and home to some 7,000 species, many of which can't be found elsewhere. Sam Eaton reports.