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B of A eases credit card requirements

Feb 13, 2007
Bank of America showed its eagerness to expand its Hispanic-targeted services. It's the first to offer credit cards, sometimes to clients without Social Security numbers. Sam Eaton reports.

Paid sick days for all

Feb 13, 2007
Democrats want to guarantee all Americans seven days of paid sick leave a year, but passing the legislation won't be a slam dunk: Some Republicans and the business lobby are resistant.
Posted In: Jobs

Market correction ahead

Feb 13, 2007
All good things must come to an end: Some analysts say Wall Street's long-lived upswing is due for a correction any day now. And it'll probably happen when we least expect it.
Posted In: Wall Street

Will the 21st century be American?

Feb 12, 2007
Americans expect researchers in this country to consistently lead the world in innovation. But commentator Lawrence Summers says the United States has some work to do if it wants to stay on the leading edge.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Health, Science

Reversing a trend

Feb 12, 2007
After a string of big deals, the past weekend proved rough for mergers and acquisitions. London Stock Exchange shareholders nixed Nasdaq's bid, and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis halted talks. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health, Investing, Wall Street

Sloan Sessions: Great-West tax solution

Feb 12, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says the Canadian insurance company has come up with a crafty way to get money today for tax savings it thinks it'll have in the future.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

Home Depot's soft spot

Feb 12, 2007
The home improvement giant rolls out a new ad campaign today and it's meant to tug at consumers' heartstrings. The retailer is hoping to move past the bad publicity surrounding former CEO Bob Nardelli's departure.

Minimum-wage accord faces maximum challenge

Feb 9, 2007
A House committee released a $1.2 billion package of small-business tax cuts today. The House is trying to find common ground with the Senate on a minimum-wage increase, but that ground is proving shaky. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Burger's unclear origin feeds patty debate

Feb 9, 2007
Towns in Connecticut, Texas and Wisconsin will tell you in short order that they're the birthplace of the modern-day American hamburger. Reporter Brian Bull did some grilling to get to the meat of their claims.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Rabbis keep working on sabbath machines

Feb 9, 2007
For observant Jews on the sabbath, work, electrical devices and machinery are off-limits. But some Israeli rabbis are making machines to keep the faithful inside the letter — and spirit — of religious law. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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