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ASDA sidesteps strike

Stephen Beard | Jun 30, 2006
A British supermarket owned by Wal-Mart has avoided a strike planned to coincide with England playing in the World Cup tomorrow. Analysts say it's the kind of deal Wal-Mart would never do in the US. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Container security worth the cost?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 30, 2006
Efforts by GE, Siemens and other companies to devise safety procedures for cargo containers could be an example of the private sector looking to get ahead of possible government regulation. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

More Microsoft delays

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 30, 2006
On the heels of the delayed launched of its new operating software, Microsoft announced yet another delay for its Office 2007 software package. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Tax holiday — for them not us

Hilary Wicai | Jun 30, 2006
Severe flooding in Washington DC has forced the closure of IRS headquarters from a month. But Hillary Wicai says tax cheats shouldn't get cocky.
Posted In: Washington

Le Tour sans Lance

Alex Cohen | Jun 30, 2006
The Tour de France begins Saturday without marquee cyclist Lance Armstrong. Alex Cohen looks at whether his absence with hurt the event's draw in the US and its TV ad revenue.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Fed hikes interest rate . . . again

Tess Vigeland | Jun 29, 2006
The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percent today. But that news was an open secret, as analyst Greg McBride tells Marketplace host Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Economy

Don't mess with Medicare

Helen Palmer | Jun 29, 2006
Tenet Health Care has been reeling for almost four years now from allegations it scammed the Medicare system out of huge payments. Today, the company announced it's settling them for $900 million. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health

Offshore drilling debate resurfaces

Scott Tong | Jun 29, 2006
With pressure from states and local governments to find additional sources of revenue, Congress today is discussing plans to open up offshore regions to oil and natural gas drilling. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Future of Mexico at hand

Dan Grech | Jun 29, 2006
This weekend Mexicans elect a new president. So far, the campaign has centered around Mexico's economy and its future as the two candidates have very different approaches to running the economy. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Love is grand . . . for the economy

| Jun 29, 2006
Commentator Michelle Philippe says marketers should rethink their ad campaign and stop targeting singles. It's couples who are spending money.