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Heightened security speeds trade

Stephen Beard | Sep 6, 2006
Tighter security since 9/11 has actually led to faster, more efficient trade, says the World Bank. Many ports around the world now operate more quickly than they did five years ago. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Backdating goes to Washington

Scott Tong | Sep 6, 2006
Today lawmakers wade into the stock options backdating scandal. The Senate has scheduled hearings in the bank and finance committees where the top question is likely to be, what happens next? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Intel layoffs

| Sep 6, 2006
Tech analyst Rob Enderele weighs in on Intel's announcement that it will lay off 10 percent of its workforce.

Ground Zero health fund

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 6, 2006
New York City has pledged $21 million to help those with lingering health effects from the 9/11 attacks. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Macau gets a little Sin City

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 6, 2006
Steve Wynn opens a new resort casino in Macau today. Will it siphon high-rolling Asian gamblers away from Las Vegas? Rachel Dornhelm takes a look.
Posted In: Canada

Farmers in India struggle

Miranda Kennedy | Sep 6, 2006
Cities in India are booming but desperation in rural areas is growing. In the state of Maharastra, over 600 farmers have committed suicide this year so far. Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.
Posted In: Canada

Immigration report

Scott Tong | Sep 6, 2006
Global immigration is at its highest rate ever and about half of those migrants are women. A new report from the UN spotlights some of the economic magnets that lure them and the tradeoffs. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Ford names new CEO

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 5, 2006
The automaker announced this afternoon that Bill Ford, Jr. — Henry's great-grandson — will step down from its top job. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Micheline Maynard of the New York Times about the development.

Striking oil in the Gulf

Sarah Gardner | Sep 5, 2006
Three oil companies today announced a major oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. The deep-water well may be one of the biggest finds in recent years — and could boost U.S. oil and gas reserves by 50 percent. Sarah Gardner reports.

BP gets an ombudsman

| Sep 5, 2006
British oil giant BP has appointed a former U.S. District Judge to act as a company ombudsman who will hear complaints from BP workers in Alaska and elsewhere. Stephen Beard reports.