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A Wall Street-Iraq war disconnect

| May 2, 2007
America's investor class celebrates another record-high Dow average while grunts and jarheads bleed in Iraq. Commentator Ben Stein suggests that a universal draft might make us all more careful about future wars.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Posturing ahead of U.N. climate change report

Sarah Gardner | May 2, 2007
The Bush administration and China are pointing fingers of blame at each other, hoping to sway the final draft of a report outlining the costs and timetable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: Canada

Lies come back to haunt disgraced BP chief

Stephen Beard | May 2, 2007
Lord John Browne, who resigned yesterday, may face time behind bars for perjury after lying about the details of a relationship with a gay lover. The scandal has already cost him a $30-million severance deal.
Posted In: Crime

Speeding up on the world's sidewalks

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | May 2, 2007
If you think city sidewalks feel more hectic than a decade ago, you're right. A study says people are walking faster than ever before, and the pace is really picking up in up-and-coming world economies.
Posted In: Science

Cloning a new generation of stud horses

| May 2, 2007
The FDA is considering regulating the use of cloned animals in the nation's food supply. But for an elite group of animal breeders, cloning is already a reality — and it's making big bucks.
Posted In: Science

E-mails sought in Sallie Mae probe

| May 2, 2007
Department of Education officials are in the hot seat for allegedly favoring some lenders in the $85 billion student loan industry. Democrats are expanding their probe and will question the department head.
Posted In: Washington

April rains on U.S. jobs numbers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 2, 2007
A survey this morning reported that April job growth was the weakest in four years. Downturns in the housing and sub-prime lending industries could be spreading, and the impact is being felt on the GDP.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

U.S. may probe BAE corruption case

| May 2, 2007
An earlier investigation into corruption charges against the U.K.-based defense contractor were quietly dropped after pressure on Tony Blair's government by Saudi Arabia.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Murdoch has a jones to buy WSJ parent

Alisa Roth | May 1, 2007
News Corp, which already controls some big English and Australian papers, made a play today for Dow Jones, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

What's Murdoch's plan?

Kai Ryssdal | May 1, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with media columnist Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times about how Rupert Murdoch sees Dow Jones fitting into the News Corp empire.
Posted In: Wall Street