Features by Hilary Wicai

Economic showdown in China

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants China to move faster on economic reforms and to try to move the process along, he'll lead an imposing delegation to China this week, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Passing the budget hot potato

The Republican-controlled 109th Congress begins its final session today. It's expected to leave the hard budget choices to the new Democratic Congress in '07 — and that could set up a showdown with the President. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Are you working or worrying about your kids?

Probably both, says a new study. And that's costing American businesses a lot of money. Hillary Wicai explains.

Weak dollar = bonus anxiety

It seems U.S. investment bankers in Europe are wringing their hands over what the sliding value of the dollar will due to their annual bonus checks. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

DOJ expected to loosen up on corporate fraud

An influential panel known as the Paulson Group issued a report today warning that U.S. markets are losing their competitive edge — but the pendulum may already be swinging the other way. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

'Paulson Group' releases findings

The group of business leaders and academics released a report this morning. It says post-Enron regulations are hiking the cost of doing business in the U.S. and hurting American competitiveness. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Local budgets rise and fall with housing

Declining home values aren't just bad for the families who need to sell. They also hurt cities and counties that rely on property taxes for their budgets. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Housing

Ready for a breathalyzer in <i>your</i> car?

Automakers, insurers and MADD are set on changing laws to require breathalyzer ignition technology in the cars of all convicted drunk drivers &mdash; and everyone else while they're at it. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science

Holiday travelers, take a deep breath

It's the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving travel madness: packed planes, confusing security rules and lots of novice travelers. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Travel

US Airways wants Delta

News of a major buyout offer in the airline industry this morning: US Airways has offered $8 billion for Delta.
Posted In: Travel


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