Marketplace PM for December 14, 2006

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Red Sox put big money on <nobr>'Dice K'</nobr>

The Boston Red Sox signed Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka to a reported $52 million contract &mdash; after paying $51 million just to negotiate. Boston business thinks it's money well spent. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Sports
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It looks so life-like . . . BLAM!

This is deer season in many parts of the country, a busy time of year for game wardens. Poachers aren't easy prey, though. So law enforcement's nabbing them with bait that just begs to be shot. Brian Bull reports.
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Conversations From the Corner Office: Howard Schultz

Starbucks' chairman of the board talks with Kai Ryssdal about the life experiences that shaped his corporate philosophy.
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Banks are where the money is

Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs . . . the firms that move the money on Wall Street are all reporting big profits. But even they know nothing lasts forever. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street
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BP's under investigation &mdash; again

The British oil giant says it could face U.S. charges of price manipulation. It's the third time this year that BP has run afoul of market regulators. Stephen Beard reports.
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A heavy metal decision for Detroit

The International Trade Commission voted to lift trade barriers on most imports of steel that Detroit uses. The commission had to choose between jobs in steel plants or jobs in car factories. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington
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Russia's business environment cold and nasty

The Russian market is attractive for a lot of reasons. Not the least of which is that there's a chance to make a lot of money. But commentator Edward Lucas says foreign investors ought to look before they leap.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

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