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Ethics reform makes a comeback?

John Dimsdale | Dec 14, 2006
Voter discontent may have given new life to ethics reform in Washington. A package that would beef up bans on gifts and meals from lobbyists is seeing light on the Hill today. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wall Street looks to '07

Janet Babin | Dec 14, 2006
New Year's is still a couple weeks away, but Wall Street observers are already making earnings predictions for 2007. Forecast? Bullish. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

OPEC considers more cuts

Alisa Roth | Dec 14, 2006
OPEC leaders meet today. They're discussing whether to cut production again. What does this mean for your heating bill this winter? Alisa Roth reports.

China doesn't want a lecture

Ruth Kirchner | Dec 14, 2006
Washington accuses Beijing of keeping the value of its currency artificially low, making imports from China unfairly cheap. China says the U.S. fails to recognize the headway it's making. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Tribune not selling L.A. Times a la carte

Dan Grech | Dec 14, 2006
Entertainment mogul David Geffen has offered $2 billion cash for the Los Angeles Times, but Tribune is holding out for a buyer who wants everything on the menu. Dan Grech reports.

Mergers in midair

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 13, 2006
Conventional wisdom for industries in a downturn has been that bigger's the way to go. And several airlines are now considering mergers. Economist Allen Michel talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether those would be wise moves.

Retail sales figures jump

| Dec 13, 2006
The Commerce Department says retail sales for November spurted up a full 1 percent — wildly beyond analysts' best guesses. Why? We asked a couple of economists and some holiday shoppers.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Searching for bigger options

Lisa Napoli | Dec 13, 2006
Google has a plan to make its stock options worth even more — an online auction. Lisa Napoli explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

European ski resorts fear melting profits

Sam Eaton | Dec 13, 2006
A new climate report says a critical lack of snow in Europe might be only the tip of the iceberg for its thawing slopes. Sam Eaton reports.

E.U. keeps Turkey out of the club

Stephen Beard | Dec 13, 2006
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels to make it official: Turkey's application to join the E.U. is on hold. Turkey's been trying to get in for decades and it's not expected to give up. Stephen Beard reports.