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Qwesting for a way to avoid jail

Mar 19, 2007
Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio is on trial for charges of selling off $100 million in stocks on insider tips. Amy Scott looks into his defense strategy.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

In Colombia, it pays to be protected

Mar 19, 2007
Chiquita pleaded guilty to paying paramilitary groups to protect its business in Colombia. But the banana producer isn't alone in paying for protection. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Rocky Mountain insider-trading trial

Mar 19, 2007
Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio goes on trial today in Denver on charges of insider trading. Nacchio profited mightily before the telecom giant's stock collapsed. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Mailbag for Friday, March 16, 2007

Mar 16, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on helping a family member with mortgage payments, using wage insurance, and dealing with identity theft.

The cost of staying grounded

Mar 16, 2007
Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights today because of ugly weather forecasts in the Northeast. Alisa Roth reports that it might not have been the wisest economic decision.
Posted In: Travel

Selling Afghanistan

Mar 16, 2007
An entrepreneur in Kabul says claims by the U.S. and Afghan governments that the country is ready for business investment are laughable — that crime and corruption there are still on par with the Wild West.
Posted In: Canada

Save the poppies

Mar 16, 2007
Afghanistan's poppies already supply over 90 of the world's heroin, and this year's crop is huge. The U.S. wants to destroy the poppy fields, but some folks think they have a better idea.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Building an Olympic edge

Mar 16, 2007
U.S. officials decide a month from now whether Los Angeles or Chicago gets to move forward with America's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Both cities insist they'll make money on the deal, but one may face much less financial risk.
Posted In: Sports

Will anybody push the 'up' button?

Mar 15, 2007
Commentator and Web entrepreneur wannabe Rob Long wants you to hear the "elevator pitch" for his new website. He knows you're busy. He'll keep it simple. . . . Go!
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship

The tip-off to a productivity drop

Mar 15, 2007
March Madness kicked off today, and distractions abound in the workplace. There's the office pool, the live games streaming on the computer . . . It does some damage to the bottom line.
Posted In: Sports

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