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Charging up the immigration debate

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 13, 2007
Bank of America is reportedly marketing credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers. The company launched the new program in 51 Los Angeles branches last week and hopes to take it national later this year.
Posted In: Immigration

Paid sick days for all

Sarah Gardner | Feb 13, 2007
Democrats want to guarantee all Americans seven days of paid sick leave a year, but passing the legislation won't be a slam dunk: Some Republicans and the business lobby are resistant.
Posted In: Jobs

Two checked bags? That'll be $500

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Feb 13, 2007
British Airways is coming under fire for a new policy which requires travelers to pay as much as $500 for a second piece of checked luggage. But there are many exceptions to the new rule.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Market correction ahead

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 13, 2007
All good things must come to an end: Some analysts say Wall Street's long-lived upswing is due for a correction any day now. And it'll probably happen when we least expect it.
Posted In: Wall Street

Yo yo, tax man

| Feb 13, 2007
Who says there's no market for taxertainment? The company that makes TurboTax software is using rapper Vanilla Ice as a spokesman to scratch up some business.
Posted In: Entertainment, Taxes

Car parts stuck on trains?

Steve McNally | Feb 13, 2007
Canadian National Railway workers are striking over wages and if that dispute drags on, it could stop assembly lines at U.S. auto plants in their tracks.
Posted In: Canada

North Korea agrees to de-nuke

Scott Tong | Feb 13, 2007
Just four months after it tested a nuclear bomb, North Korea has agreed to shut down its main nuclear reactor and eventually dismantle its atomic weapons program. Seems economic sanctions may have done the trick.
Posted In: Canada

Alcoa's new suitors

Stephen Beard | Feb 13, 2007
Metal prices are hot right now and that's got two wealthy mining companies fighting over the affections of the struggling aluminum giant. They're reportedly serenading Alcoa with buyout offers to the tune of $40 billion.
Posted In: Canada

Reversing a trend

Amy Scott | Feb 12, 2007
After a string of big deals, the past weekend proved rough for mergers and acquisitions. London Stock Exchange shareholders nixed Nasdaq's bid, and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis halted talks. Amy Scott reports.

An investment with a clear connection

Stephen Beard | Feb 12, 2007
The British cell-phone giant Vodafone has bought control of India's 4th-largest mobile-phone operation. India's phone market is the world's fastest growing. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Investing