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An 'Inconvenient' marketing opportunity

Jeff Tyler | Jul 25, 2006
Producers of the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" seize on the current heat wave as a marketing tool for the film. Jeff Tyler has the story.

Private insurance can cure pension problems

| Jul 25, 2006
Commentator Barry Nalebuff argues for creating a new type of insurance to fix the nation's ailing private pension system.

Cost of rolling blackouts

Sarah Gardner | Jul 25, 2006
California officials warn of possible rolling blackouts if the current heat wave pushes energy use beyond supply capacity. Sarah Gardner takes a look at the economic toll the last time the Golden State faced rolling blackouts.

Cox on the spot

Scott Tong | Jul 25, 2006
SEC chairman Chris Cox goes before lawmakers today to answer questions about a possible politically motivated squelching of an insider trading investigation. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

BP's big profits

Stephen Beard | Jul 25, 2006
British oil giant BP has reported a big hike in earnings thanks to higher oil and natural gas prices. But it's also facing plenty of problems in the US. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Sticky earnings period for Wrigley

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 25, 2006
Wrigley comes out with Q2 earnings today, but a $1.4 billion acquisition last year is likely to gum up the numbers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Exodus to Syria

| Jul 25, 2006
Thousands of Lebanese citizens are fleeing their homes to escape the violence between Hezbollah guerillas and Israel. Many have made it to Syria. Ben Gilbert reports on the impact it's having on that country.
Posted In: Canada

Trying to get aid into Lebanon

| Jul 25, 2006
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice continues her diplomatic efforts in the Middle East today. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon about the current situation in Lebanon.
Posted In: Canada

Disney buys its way into India

Miranda Kennedy | Jul 25, 2006
Disney said today it's buying Hungama TV, a kids entertainment cable channel in India. It might be a good move for Disney, Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

HCA may get private room

John Dimsdale | Jul 24, 2006
The biggest hospital chain in the US — operating 176 hospitals and 92 surgery centers — may soon be part of one of the largest leveraged buyouts in history. John Dimsdale reports.