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Cracking Britain's chewing gum market

Feb 9, 2007
Wrigley has a stranglehold on the U.K's chewing gum market, but Cadbury Schweppes has spent the past year formulating a plan — and gum — to win over British consumers.
Posted In: Retail

Alcatel-Lucent cutting 12,500 jobs

Feb 9, 2007
Growing pains at the world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment: Alcatel-Lucent announced today that it will lay off even more workers than anticipated. And don't look for a quick turnaround.
Posted In: Jobs

The voting tax is history

Feb 9, 2007
This week in 1964, the 24th Amendment was ratified to outlaw poll taxation. Good thing, especially considering its origins. . .

If you still want that Prius . . .

Feb 8, 2007
The hybrid Prius is a bit of a harder sell today than it was last year, when inflated gas prices inspired greener-minded car buyers. Sarah Gardner reports on Toyota's push to increase sales.
Posted In: Retail

Advertisers make super blunders

Feb 8, 2007
A few Super Bowl TV ads are under fire. Critics say they went beyond just bad taste to being offensive — and even dangerous. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Sports

Shareholders to CEOs: Do not pass 'Go'

Feb 8, 2007
Angered by exorbitant executive compensation packages, some shareholders are taking action. This proxy season, they're fighting back with voting power. Amy Scott reports.

Mortgage failures starting to mount

Feb 8, 2007
British banking giant HSBC is facing bad-debt charges of more than $10 billion — worse than analysts expected. The company blames U.S. mortgage holders who aren't making payments. As Alisa Roth reports, HSBC's not the only one in trouble.
Posted In: Housing

Landis doping decision delayed

Feb 8, 2007
Tour de France winner Floyd Landis may still race in that country again someday, but the scandal has been a drain on his finances — and other cyclists looking for sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

High school dropouts cost taxpayers billions

Feb 8, 2007
Researchers at Columbia University say if we could cut the high school dropout rate in half, taxpayers would save $127,000 per new graduate.
Posted In: Taxes

Congress revisits foreign investment rules

Feb 7, 2007
Congress failed to pass several bills restricting foreign investment after the United Arab Emirates tried to purchase the Dubai Ports. Kai Ryssdal reviews the compromise on foreign deals the House is now considering.
Posted In: Economy

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