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Dollar down = oil up?

Stephen Beard | Dec 4, 2006
The dollar's decline could push up the price of oil. Some OPEC members are calling for a cut in production because the falling dollar has amounted to a price cut for them. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Outsourcing the drive-thru

| Dec 4, 2006
Drive-thru customers at some Wendy's locations across the country aren't actually talking to workers inside the restaurant — and that's speeding up the line. Sheryl Rich-Kern explains.

Kroger stays competitive

Diantha Parker | Dec 4, 2006
The supermarket industry has become hotly competitive since Wal-Mart came onto the field, but Kroger has continued to post strong numbers. Diantha Parker looks at the grocery chain's winning game plan.

Are you working or worrying about your kids?

Hilary Wicai | Dec 4, 2006
Probably both, says a new study. And that's costing American businesses a lot of money. Hillary Wicai explains.

Weak dollar fallout

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 4, 2006
The dollar was trading at a 20-month low against the euro this morning. So you'll shell out some serious dough on your next European vacation, but what else does a dropping dollar mean? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

India getting cold feet

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 4, 2006
The U.S. is prepared to finalize a bill would allow American companies to sell civilian nuclear technology to India, but now India's wavering over some concessions in the final version. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Define middle class

| Dec 1, 2006
Does the middle class exist anymore? Is it strictly a political term without any designation? John Dimsdale reports.

Who's getting swindled?

| Dec 1, 2006
Identity theft is the fraud de jour, but old-fashioned con artists are still alive and well. A recent study looks at who's most susceptible -- and it's not always who you might think. Apryl Lundsten reports.

Bad dollar days

| Dec 1, 2006
The dollar keeps on sliding. So is your pocketbook power about to take a beating? Harvard Professor Ken Rogoff joins Kai for a conversation.

Give the gift of investing

| Dec 1, 2006
Looking for a practical and profitable holiday gift? Why not spread the joy of personal finance. Kai talks with Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money.
Posted In: Investing