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Lead paint ruling

Even though three paint companies were spared punitive damages in a liability case involving lead-based paint in Rhode Island, the companies could still be on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup costs. Alisa Roth reports.
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Intel Inside... Vietnam

The computer chipmaker announces today that it plans to construct a $300 million assembly plant in Vietnam. As Alisa Roth reports, the former US foe hopes the move will spur greater foreign investment.
Posted In: Canada
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The EU and the Palestinian Authority

The European Union is bucking the international trend by offering aid to the Palestinian Authority. But it's also trying hard to avoid giving the money directly to Hamas. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy
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Sony Delaystation

Sony's Playstation 3 video-game console was supposed to be released this Spring. But the company said today that it may have to delay the release; cost and technological difficulties are holding back its development. Alisa Roth tells us what such a delay might mean.
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Chinese company sues for patent infringement

Chinese company Netac has filed a lawsuit against a US competitor for alleged infringement of one of its patents. Alisa Roth looks at this unusual case of a Chinese company pursuing piracy charges overseas.
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Delphi and GM

Tomorrow could be a big day for GM. That's when auto parts supplier Delphi decides if it'll ask a judge to void its union contracts. Delphi workers have threatened to strike if that happens, and that could shut down General Motors plants, which depend on Delphi for parts. Alisa Roth has more.
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Pickier NASDAQ

Looking to compete head-on with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ will implement stricter requirements on which publicly traded companies it will list. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Privacy is as privacy does...

US Internet companies go before the House International Relations Committee today to answer questions about their involvement in Chinese censorship and political repression. Alisa Roth reports on whether the disclosures of cooperation could trigger a consumer backlash against the companies.
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China, the Internet, and US business

Tomorrow, the House Subcommittee on Human Rights holds a hearing to talk about what role US companies should be playing in China's Internet. As Alisa Roth reports, it could be a while before the freedom of expression issues are resolved.
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Merrill Lynch eyes BlackRock

Rumors are flying on Wall Street that Merrill Lynch hopes to acquire a large stake in money management firm BlackRock, in a deal that could be worth $8 billion. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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