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BP to sell off convenience stores

Stephen Beard | Nov 16, 2007
British Petroleum announces a two-year plan to sell off all 700 of its AM/PM stores to franchisees. Nearly 10,000 eployees will lose their BP jobs. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Jobs

Global reach of U.S. subprime slump

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 16, 2007
The ripple effects of the American subprime crisis is the big topic at the G-20 economic summit in South Africa, but no one's sure just yet how it might affect global markets. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Carpet king takes sustainable lead

Sam Eaton | Nov 16, 2007
Ray Anderson made his fortune manufacturing carpet. Now he's trying to convince fellow entrepreneurs to join him on a second industrial revolution and a march to "Mount Sustainability" -- this time, with a deeper shade of green.

Can Wal-Mart save the world?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 16, 2007
Retail powerhouse Wal-Mart has been taking great pains to improve its image by adopting environmental standards across all of its stores. Kai Ryssdal talks to Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott.
Posted In: Retail

Zapping trash with man-made lightning

Janet Babin | Nov 16, 2007
With landfill space at a premium, a group of scientists think they have a solution: a machine that turns trash into small pellets and fuel. But is it practical? Janet Babin explores the debate over plasma gasification.
Posted In: Science

Afghan business group eyes fruitful talk

| Nov 15, 2007
The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce is trying to increase foreign investment in Afghanistan. They're not having much luck while the shooting's still going on, but they've got some ideas they're working on. Paul Brandus reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Gem buyers back away from Myanmar

Alisa Roth | Nov 15, 2007
The generals who run Burma's military junta also control a company known as Myanmar Gem Enterprise, whose sales of precious stones bring nearly $300 million into the Burmese economy every year. But the haul might be a little lower this time around. Alisa Roth reports.

House bill targets subprime lending

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 15, 2007
In an effort to make sure the subprime mortgage meltdown doesn't happen again, the House was set to vote today on a bill that would lay down rules for lending. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing

Africa's resources get global attention

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 15, 2007
Finance leaders from industrialized and major emerging economies are converging on Cape Town, South Africa for meetings of the Group of Twenty, or G-20. Gretchen Wilson reports that Africa is getting more notice thanks to a strain on global resources.
Posted In: Economy