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What's on the US credit-card bill?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 17, 2006
Yesterday, the Senate raised the debt ceiling by another $800 billion. So now the United States owes $9 trillion. Hillary Wicai puts this in perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Safeguarding your financial identity

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 17, 2006
A House Committee approved a bill that would protect consumers from security breaches that compromise their personal information. Those laws currently vary from state to state. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Mexico's untapped black gold

| Mar 17, 2006
Huge oil reserves have been discovered off the Mexico coast, but the government-run PEMEX oil company doesn't have the private-industry know-how to get the job done. Collin Campbell reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Job Files: Image consultant

| Mar 17, 2006
In this week's installment we meet image consultant Samantha von Sperling, who teaches etiquette, interview skills and social skills. Did you know asparagus is to be eaten with the fingers?

A beer martini please . . . dry

| Mar 17, 2006
One American beer maker has a suggestion for you: beer cocktails.Julie Moody takes us to Austin, Texas, where the idea is being tested on some music-festival fans.

US slower to get broadband access

| Mar 17, 2006
With the growth of blogs, wireless cafes and online shopping, it seems like everyone in the US is online. But a new study shows America has dropped from fourth to 16th in the world in broadband access. Bente Birkeland reports.

Softbank buying Vodafone

| Mar 17, 2006
Internet services company Softbank is buying the Japanese unit of Vodafone, the British mobile provider. It's one of the largest corporate takeovers in Japanese history, about $15 billion. Jocelyn Ford reports.

A good-looking deal?

Stephen Beard | Mar 17, 2006
The Body Shop, known for its all-natural products, is being sold to the world's largest cosmetics company, L'Oreal. As L'Oreal put it, it's worth it. Stephen Beard reports.

Budget vote-o-rama

Scott Tong | Mar 16, 2006
On Capitol Hill today the Senate is expected to vote on numerous bills, including those relating to education and to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Seeking solutions to water woes

Dan Grech | Mar 16, 2006
Representatives from more than 100 countries gather today in Mexico City for the World Water Forum. They're trying to improve water access for the poor. In the Third World, bottled water is becoming a staple. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

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