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Hot dogs and politics

Scott Tong | Jul 4, 2006
Lawmakers return to their districts this holiday week to meet and mingle with constituents. But the official Democratic and Republican talking points may not gibe with voters' economic concerns. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

FOIA as business strategy

Jeff Tyler | Jul 4, 2006
The Freedom of Information Act turns 40 today. It was intended as a tool for journalists to keep government honest — but businesses use it more than anyone. Jeff Tyler reports.

Sunny forecast for fireworks sales?

Alex Cohen | Jul 4, 2006
Will stormy weather in rain-soaked parts of the country and intense drought in others put a crimp on legal fireworks sales? The pyrotechnics industry doesn't think so. Alex Cohen reports.

Hybrid burgers

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 4, 2006
Looking for the taste and chew of hamburger without the fat? Rachel Dornhelm samples a new grill option that's as much soy as it is beef.
Posted In: Health

New investment giant in Europe?

Stephen Beard | Jul 4, 2006
Europe could be on the brink of a new wave of takeover activity. Investment firm Permira has just raised the continent's largest-ever private equity fund. Stephen Beard fills us in.
Posted In: Canada

Execs bail out amid Airbus turbulence

Stephen Beard | Jul 3, 2006
Two top executives at EADS, the European firm that builds Airbus, have resigned after the company announced costly delays for the super-jumbo A380 jet and a brewing stock option scandal. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Budget stalemate closing down Jersey

Amy Scott | Jul 3, 2006
New Jersey was mostly closed today. By Wednesday, state parks, beaches — and even Atlantic City's casinos — could also be closed. Amy Scott reports on the shutdown and the budget battle that prompted it.

NYC construction grinds to a halt

Bob Moon | Jul 3, 2006
Hundreds of construction sites in New York City have closed due to striking construction workers. If no agreement is reached, the strike could affect more than a thousand sites after the July 4 holiday. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: New York

Waiting for a president

Dan Grech | Jul 3, 2006
Mexico's election authority says Sunday's presidential race is a statistical dead heat and it will take days to finish counting ballots. From Mexico City, Dan Grech has more on the economic impact of the uncertainty.
Posted In: Canada

Battle of . . . Gettysburg Casino, Resort & Spa?

| Jul 3, 2006
Gettysburg, Pa. was the site of our Civil War's bloodiest battle 143 years ago. Now that slots-only gambling has been legalized in Pennsylvania, some want to build a casino and spa near the battlefield. The verbal guns are blazing, reports Martha Woodroof.