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Google's march toward World Domination

Google is buying a stake in AOL. Why would the world's hottest search engine want a piece of a stagnant online service? Amy Scott explains.

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Entertainment companies and children's advocates have been at odds for a long time over children's programming, including how programming is used to market to children. Yesterday the two sides came together to make a deal. Tess Vigeland reports.

Hurricane relief? Don't bet on it.

Gretchen Cook took a look at some businesses, including casinos, that feel they've been dealt a bad hand in the months following Hurricane Katrina.

Qualifying for debt forgiveness

Next week, the IMF will approve or deny requests from several poor nations for debt cancellation. But as Jeff Tyler reports, some of the countries that won't get their loans cancelled should qualify for cancellation.
Posted In: Canada

Africa: Tend your own house

At the WTO talks this week, many developing nations in Africa threatened to reject any deal that fails to protect their farms. Africa specialist and commentator Marian Tupy says Africa needs less internal protection, not more.
Posted In: Canada

One-stop shopping with David Johnson

Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chatted with Kai about oil and gas prices, and all the odd year-end questions he gets from people who could really use an accountant. Congrats to David's graduated son!
Posted In: Wall Street

A revolutionary election in Bolivia?

This weekend's election in South America's poorest country, Bolivia, is grabbing attention on Capitol Hill. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech explains why.

Princeton gets more parent-friendly

At most research universities, it's get tenure or get let go. Try adding a baby to the mix. From the Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports on Princeton's efforts to stop the tenure clock from colliding with the biological clock.