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Dec 8, 2006

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HP settles corporate spying case

Dec 8, 2006
Hewlett-Packard yesterday agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it as a result of its recent pretexting scandal. Does the punishment fit the crime? Lisa Napoli reports.

Wal-Mart fires another ad agency

Dec 8, 2006
Advertising firms are scrambling to win Wal-Mart's $600 million account, but giving the retail giant an image makeover isn't going to be easy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A Wal-Mart store sign in Illinois
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Home sweet stock trading home

Dec 8, 2006
This week back in 1865, the NYSE moved to Broad Street. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Rooting for higher unemployment

Dec 8, 2006
The unemployment rate edged up last month as expected, but some would like to see it go even higher. Amy Scott explains.

TAFTA's making a comeback

Dec 8, 2006
Government officials on both sides of the Atlantic have been revisiting the idea of opening freer trade channels between Europe and North America. Why? To compete with China of course. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Earth's city lights, created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Linescan System.

New Delhi watches Washington

Dec 8, 2006
The House and the Senate are expected to vote today on the India nuclear bill. Details of the final version were released last night, and the compromise seems promising from both sides. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Job Files: Performance marketer

Dec 8, 2006
Time once again for the Job Files. Today we look at a rare breed of advertising professional.

Britain threatens to pull out of defense deal

Dec 8, 2006
British lawmakers have given the U.S. until the end of the year to agree to share sensitive technology information or Britain may pull out of a multi-billion dollar defense deal. Stephen Beard reports.

Netflix expands indie film biz

Dec 8, 2006
Every year dozens of great independent films never make it out of the film fest circuit. Netflix saw a market there and came up with a new business model for indie film distribution. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Unemployment increase a statistical fluke?

Dec 8, 2006
The unemployment rate went up a tenth of a percent in November. Host Brian Watt talks to Standard & Poor's chief economist David Wyss who says this year's holiday calendar had an interesting effect on the numbers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC