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Infomercials at 55,000 feet

Scott Tong | May 11, 2006
In an effort to find new sources of revenue, airlines are increasingly selling in-flight programming time to infomercials. Scott Tong has more.

Buy American 2.0

Jeff Tyler | May 11, 2006
Against the backdrop of layoffs and slumping sales figures, the US auto industry has begun providing money to retired auto workers to tout the economic benefits of buying American-made cars. Jeff Tyler reports.

Palestinian Authority runs out of gas

Hilary Krieger | May 11, 2006
Palestinian officials warn its territories in Gaza and the West Bank will run out of fuel today. Hilary Krieger looks at the toll on an already battered economy.
Posted In: Canada

Gaming gets back to kid stuff

Ethan Lindsey | May 11, 2006
Video game makers and players are in LA this week for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. One thing you won't find this year — scantily clad women. There's a reason for it, Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Science

Recouping virtual hotel taxes

Lisa Napoli | May 11, 2006
If you're getting ready to book your summer vacation online, consider this: Those online travel agencies aren't paying all their taxes. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Wooing the London Exchange

| May 11, 2006
The NASDAQ stock market, already rebuffed once, has raised its stake in the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange is flirting with the idea of making its own bid. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

The NSA's got your number

Janet Babin | May 11, 2006
The National Security Agency has secretly been collecting the phone records of millions of Americans. Who's giving it them? The phone companies. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Metals market is red hot

Amy Scott | May 10, 2006
Planning on getting new plumbing or rewiring your house? It may be time to think again. Copper prices hit an all-time high of $8,000 a ton today. Amy Scott finds out what record copper prices may mean for the world economy.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Tax cuts feeding economy or starving government?

John Dimsdale | May 10, 2006
The Senate is expected to pass a tax bill today extending many of President Bush's tax cuts through 2010. The move is intended to make it very hard for whatever party controls Congress in 2010 to raise taxes again. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Drugmaker wins battle with animal rights group

Stephen Beard | May 10, 2006
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline got an injunction against an animal rights group today, after it threatened to release personal information about its stockholders. Stephen Beard reports.