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What would melamine be doing in food?

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 25, 2007
The FDA is looking into whether melamine, a chemical usually found in plastics, might have found its way into the human food chain. Kai Ryssdal talked with market researcher Harry Balzer about how concerned we should be.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Feds should practice what they preach

| Apr 25, 2007
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke visited a Washington, D.C., high school today as part of a campaign to teach financial literacy. Commentator Ben Stein finds the choice of messenger on the subject . . . interesting.
Posted In: Investing

Paying to put education in the campaign

Lisa Napoli | Apr 25, 2007
Two of this country's biggest philanthropists are promising $60 million to get education reform on the political agenda for 2008. Lisa Napoli reports.

Donations to candidates come in smaller amounts

John Dimsdale | Apr 25, 2007
The 18 presidential candidates have raised a total of $130 million in the first quarter of this year — four times more than at the same point in the last campaign. And, John Dimsdale reports, more of it's in small amounts.

Getting canned is easy — in the private sector

| Apr 25, 2007
Yet again several public officials in Washington are embroiled in scandal. Yet again they've managed to hang onto their jobs. But dealing with controversy is a lot less complicated in corporate America, points out Robert Reich.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

To do business in Sudan?

Gretchen Wilson | Apr 25, 2007
Most Western companies have pulled out of Sudan to honor a U.S. trade embargo aimed at resolving the situation in Darfur, but not all. And profits are growing for those who've risked public backlash and remained, reports Gretchen Wilson.
Posted In: Canada

Roadmap out of poverty

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Apr 25, 2007
Today a liberal research group has released a strategy to cut poverty in half within a decade. It involves, among other things, finally raising the minimum wage. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Washington

Amazon music store around the corner

Lisa Napoli | Apr 25, 2007
The world's largest Internet retailer, is preparing to take on iTunes with the launch of its own music download store. But it's not likely to take a big bite of Apple's share anytime soon, reports Lisa Napoli.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

India's investment allure grows stronger

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 25, 2007
Gone are the days of endless red tape. India's government has been streamlining bureaucracy and creating tax-free zones to entice investors. It's working — and how, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

ABM Amro sale on hold

Stephen Beard | Apr 25, 2007
The Dutch bank had agreed to a $91 billion buyout by Britain's Barclays, but now ABM shareholders are saying, whoa not so fast. There could be more money to be made from a rival bidder. Significantly more, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada