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Customer service reps beware

Ethan Lindsey | Jun 26, 2006
The Internet is abuzz with talk over how AOL has made it harder for members to quit. Ethan Lindsey looks at why AOL's new membership policies may help the bottom line but hurt its PR.
Posted In: Science

Easing offshore drilling ban

Steve Tripoli | Jun 26, 2006
The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that would relax restrictions on offshore gas and oil drilling. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

Advantage Adidas

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 26, 2006
Wimbledon starts today and already there's a winner: Adidas has won a temporary legal battle to keep its signature three-stripe design on sponsored players. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Laser acupuncture a sham?

Alex Cohen | Jun 26, 2006
A consumer advocacy group is calling on federal regulators to crack down on businesses that claim laser acupuncture can help smokers kick the habit. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Health

Steel deal: Arcelor gives in to Mittal

Stephen Beard | Jun 26, 2006
One of Europe's longest and most acrimonious takeover battles appears to be over. European steelmaker Arcelor has finally agreed to merge with the Indian-owned Mittal. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Chinese imports sneak back into US market

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 26, 2006
An uproar from US textile companies over cheap Chinese imports last year led to tariffs and restrictions on Chinese bras and other clothing. But now exporters have found a new way to get products into the US. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

How are millionaires doing it?

| Jun 23, 2006
What you need to know today about the world's newest batch of millionaires.

Straight Story: For your eyes only?

Chris Farrell | Jun 23, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris says a bill that's supposed to protect consumers' private financial data only protects businesses' ability to sell you credit.

Day in the Work Life: Room with a view

| Jun 23, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we couch surf with an interior designer.

Buzzword: Naked short selling

| Jun 23, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, naked short selling. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy