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Looking for a rate cut

Amy Scott | May 9, 2007
All eyes are on the Fed today. Most expect short-term interest rates to hold steady, but analysts are divided over what's ahead. Some are talking about the possibility of a rate cut as early as next month, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Shanghai boom — or bubble?

Lisa Napoli and Scott Tong | May 9, 2007
China's market continues its rapid march upward, hurtling over the 4,000 mark today. The euphoric buying spree has some government officials advising caution, but investors won't be swayed, Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Bill Clinton, drug deal superstar

Helen Palmer | May 9, 2007
The former president has worked out a deal to lower the cost of top-of-the-line AIDS treatment to less than $1 a day in developing nations. That's 50 to 70 percent less, but some say it's still too much. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Mining merger mania

Stephen Beard | May 9, 2007
Demand for metals in fast-growing China and India is so great it's leading to production shortfalls. And that's left mining companies in a mad scramble to buy each other out, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Good News on the Mortgage Front

Chris Farrell | May 8, 2007
Some good news for homebuyers. The Wall Street Journal (you need to subscribe) has a story about Bank of America cutting fees on mortgage loans....

Citigroup warms to climate change

Sam Eaton | May 8, 2007
Citigroup says it will spend $50 billion over the next decade on reducing greenhouse gases. Its CEO sees it as an emerging investment opportunity. Kai Ryssdal and Sam Eaton discuss the corporation's plans.

Chevron may settle on Iraq oil deal

Janet Babin | May 8, 2007
Chevron is reported to be ready to make a deal with U.S. prosecutors over its role in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal that lined Saddam Hussein's pockets. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime

'A word from our sponsor' on demand

Lisa Napoli | May 8, 2007
ABC and ESPN say they're going to offer some programs to Cox Cable for free, on-demand viewing. But viewers won't be able to skip the ads with their digital video recorders. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Campaigns make bottom-line adjustments, too

John Dimsdale | May 8, 2007
Political campaigns aren't much different from Wall Street corporations. They, too, like to pad their numbers at the end of a reporting season to show strength and growth. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

An overbearing and arrogant bully

| May 8, 2007
Commentator Benjamin Barber says the wolves are after World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz because he failed to cultivate effective leadership. Instead of giving orders, he should have been listening.
Posted In: Canada, Washington