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Cooking the books?

Jun 9, 2005
Maurice Greenberg and AIG's former CFO are accused of fluffing up the books. Consumer activist and commentator Jamie Court isn't surprised — he asks, "isn't that just business as usual?"

Bioprospecting under the sea

Jun 9, 2005
A new report from the UN University Institute for Advanced Studies warns the deep sea floor could become a commercial free-for-all. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Black tie on a budget

Jun 9, 2005
Rent that tuxedo or go used? How about a gently-worn wedding dress — for less than 20% of its original cost? Jeff Tyler reports.

The new Chinese-American: business

Jun 8, 2005
Lenovo, which bought IBM last year, is at the forefront of a growing trend: Chinese companies are looking to invest in the U.S. Alisa Roth reports from New York.
Posted In: Canada

Upheaval in Bolivia: all about resources

Jun 8, 2005
Bolivia, rich in oil and gas, is in turmoil. The President has submitted his resignation, and thousands are marching in the capital city. Bill Faries, correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor is in La Paz, Bolivia.
Posted In: Canada

Bethel, Alaska: the priciest gas in the US

Jun 8, 2005
Today the federal Energy Information Administration said the average pump price will rise to $2.16 per gallon. Which sounds cheap to residents of Bethel, Alaska; reporter Gabriel Spitzer explains.

Should the Chinese float the yuan?

Jun 8, 2005
Despite a growing clamor for China to float its currency, Chinese officials say the country will make reforms at its own pace. Zanny Minton Beddoes has a suggestion for Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

A retirement community -- at age 28

Jun 8, 2005
Burnt out and laid off, Rodney Rothman moved into a retirement village at age 28 &#151; and got an early sampling of his golden years buffet. He talks with Lisa Napoli about his book, <em>Early Bird</em>.

A look back at Argentina's crisis

Jun 8, 2005
Three years ago this spring, Argentina faced a huge economic and political crisis: Buenos Aires had the biggest debt default ever. Author Paul Blustein was there when it happened.

Gay marketing: stranger to the closet

Jun 7, 2005
When it comes to acknowledging gays and lesbians, Main Street has been a bit slower than Madison Avenue. Blaine Branchik says that advertisers for <em>Will & Grace</em> and <em>Queer Eye</em> are nothing new &#151; that gay marketing has been around for more than a hundred years.

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