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Looking only for results

| Dec 11, 2006
At its headquarters, Best Buy is editing the word "schedule" from its vocabulary in a quest for worker satisfaction. Annie Baxter reports.
Posted In: Retail

SEC changing auditing standards

John Dimsdale | Dec 11, 2006
Smaller publicly-owned companies that have complained about current corporate governance rules get a crack at regulatory relief on Wednesday when the Securities and Exchange Commission meets to consider changes. John Dimsdale reports.

Gears turn slowly for banks in China

Scott Tong | Dec 11, 2006
When China joined the World Trade Organization five years ago, Beijing agreed to open its banking industry to foreign competition. But Western banks complain it's moving at a grinding pace. Scott Tong reports.

Boss' new directive: More toys!

| Dec 11, 2006
If you spend a full eight hours on the job every day, that adds up to a third of your life between college and retirement. For some companies that's way too long not to be having any fun. David Martin Davies reports.

Extended warranty trap

Scott Jagow | Dec 11, 2006
Retailers are always pushing those extended warranties when we buy electronics. Host Scott Jagow asks Consumer Reports' Todd Marks, is it worth the extra money?
Posted In: Retail, Science

'Tis the season for scams

Alex Cohen | Dec 11, 2006
Whether you're feeling generous or just looking for a last-minute tax write-off this holiday season, keep in mind that there are plenty of fraudsters hoping to cash in on your charity. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Crime

Oil and the dollar

Scott Jagow | Dec 11, 2006
A report out today reveals that oil-producing countries have switched a lot of their holdings away from the dollar. Host Scott Jagow talks to Carola Hoyas of the Financial Times about what that means.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Economic showdown in China

Hilary Wicai | Dec 11, 2006
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants China to move faster on economic reforms and to try to move the process along, he'll lead an imposing delegation to China this week, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

China's banks are open

Ruth Kirchner | Dec 11, 2006
China's domestic banking market opened to full foreign competition today, so foreign banks will be able to offer their services in the local currency, the Yuan, for the first time. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Farewell to the trading floor?

Alisa Roth | Dec 11, 2006
Members of the New York Board of Trade vote today on whether to merge with an online commodity trading company. The deal could signal the end of an era on Wall Street, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street