Jan 26, 2007

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Wal-Mart settles overtime suit

Jan 26, 2007
Wal-Mart employees are due about $34 million in back wages and interest for unpaid overtime hours. The error was revealed by an internal audit and self-reported, Hillary Wicai reports.

History of business presents . . .

Jan 26, 2007
Acclaimed director and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock released his first film 80 years ago this week. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Portrait of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock at the 1972 Cannes International Film Festival
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Even Crisco trims the trans fat

Jan 26, 2007
The big blue tub of vegetable shortening that many a pie-crust baker'll swear by has joined the trans fat-free revolution. Helen Palmer reports.

Virgin record label is history

Jan 26, 2007
British record group EMI is merging its American operations. They'll be run under the Capitol label, which means Virgin is out — along with hundreds of workers. Stephen Beard has details.

Cashing in on Oscar

Jan 26, 2007
An Academy Award nomination is as much of a boost to the bottom line as it is the ego — maybe more. Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier tells us how.

Still tellin' us what's happening on Wall St.

Jan 26, 2007
Citigroup has ousted exec Todd Thomson over his relationship with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, but yesterday the network stood behind its star anchor, saying the assignment in question was legitimate.

Save the tuna — your sushi's at stake

Jan 26, 2007
Tuna fishing is such a lucrative business that some nations are ignoring quotas. And scientists warn if overfishing continues at this rate, some popular species will become extinct. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

India, Russia still partners in arms and energy

Jan 26, 2007
Russian President Vladimir Putin was on hand to celebrate India's Republic Day. And to announce partnerships for developing fighter aircraft, exploring for oil and building nuclear reactors.

Keeping baby's stem cells

Jan 26, 2007
Would you pay to store stem cells from your newborn's umbilical cord, just in case? British entrepreneur Richard Branson wants to start a company that offers just such a service. Stephen Beard reports.

Global health care feeling the Gates factor

Jan 26, 2007
Wealthy and well-intentioned philanthropists are changing the face of global health care, but not necessarily to a greater good. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett explains how the world is missing the big picture.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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