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New model for recording contracts

Jul 7, 2006
Record label EMI has teamed with a talent management agency to launch a new label that gives artists a percentage of sales rather than advanced payments upon signing. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

Job Files: Foot doctor

Jul 7, 2006
Podiatrist Donna Landi invites us to walk a mile in her shoes treating feet in New York City.

Altria's next move: Sell Kraft?

Jul 7, 2006
With Thursday's Florida Supreme Court ruling, Philip Morris parent Altria may have new impetus to put the Marlboro maker and other brands on the sales block. Lisa Napoli reports.

Legal immigration boom stressing UK

Jul 7, 2006
The British government has been accused of dramatically underestimating the scale of immigration into the UK as an influx of workers from Eastern Europe puts pressure on housing and public services. Stephen Beard reports.

Tube security in London mostly unchanged

Jul 7, 2006
In the year since the London bombings, the British government has been trying to improve security for the city's extensive subway system. That's proven difficult, mainly due to impractical logistics reports Stephen Beard.

How to strengthen shareholder democracy

Jul 6, 2006
Commentator Ian Ayres says small shareholders who think their tiny piece of a company leaves them with little voting power could follow the example of <i>recent</i> Greece and use "deliberative polling."

Aer Lingus going public

Jul 6, 2006
The Irish parliament voted today to privatize its national airline. While US airlines are struggling, carriers abroad have been raking in the profits &mdash; especially Aer Lingus. So why let it go? Jeff Tyler reports.

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Can Microsoft compete with iPod?

Jul 6, 2006
Microsoft is expected to show off its new media player to music labels this week, hoping to head off rival Apple by offering more features the record industry wants. But will consumers buy it? Annie Baxter reports.

Can next generation of entrepreneurs deliver?

Jul 6, 2006
A recent survey of entrepreneurs revealed that most earned money as kids, many via a paper route. The classic paperboy has gone the way of Mayberry. So is America losing an entrepreneurial breeding ground? Curt Nickisch looks below the fold.

Big win for big tobacco

Jul 6, 2006
Today, the Florida Supreme Court rejected a $145 billion award against tobacco companies. That decision could free them to do some corporate deal-making that wouldn't have been possible before. Helen Palmer reports.