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Reich on savings

| Apr 5, 2006
The Senate Finance Committee meets tomorrow to talk about how little Americans are saving. Commentator Robert Reich thinks he knows why — and what we ought to do about it.

Wealthy have benefitted most from tax breaks

John Dimsdale | Apr 5, 2006
That saying about the rich getting richer? It's true, according to two recent reports. John Dimsdale looks into the story behind the numbers.

Self-sustaining parks

Bob Moon | Apr 5, 2006
You might not have given it much thought, but that greenspace in your town costs money. The burden has usually fallen on taxpayers. Now, a growing number of parks are sprouting corporate logos. Bob Moon reports.

Is tax-free trade enough for Pakistan's poor?

Miranda Kennedy | Apr 5, 2006
Although the US won't offer Pakistan nuclear technology, it has offered some Pakistani industries tax-free access to US markets. But Pakistani businessmen aren't satisfied. Miranda Kennedy explains why.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Russia could benefit from pollution

Stephen Beard | Apr 5, 2006
Russia is one of the world's top producers of greenhouse gases. At the same time, it's set to profit from efforts to reduce the emissions. Stephen Beard explains the apparent contradiction.
Posted In: Canada

Traveling immigrants, economic boost

| Apr 5, 2006
Commentator Rudy Maxa argues that legalizing the status of undocumented immigrants would be a boon to the US travel industry.

International Paper doesn't see forests in its future

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 5, 2006
The nation's largest paper maker has agreed to sell roughly 85% of its timberlands. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at why and who's buying it.
Posted In: Investing

Big Oil goes along to get along in Venezuela

Dan Grech | Apr 5, 2006
Beginning this month, oil in Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, will be nationalized. So, if the country is such a difficult business partner, why is Big Oil sticking around? Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada

Thailand's prime minister steps down

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 5, 2006
Folks in Thailand will probably sleep well tonight. After two months of street protests aimed at getting rid of the country's prime minister, he resigned today. The leader's downfall was the $2 billion sale of his telecom startup. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

New port security rules proposed

Amy Scott | Apr 5, 2006
The House and Senate are considering legislation that would require all cargo containers entering the country to be screened for radioactive material. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington