Jul 28, 2006

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What happened to the windfall tax?

Jul 28, 2006
With big oil companies reporting massive earnings, Amy Scott takes a look at what happened to proposals for a windfall profits tax.

Virtual American Apparel

Jul 28, 2006
Trendy clothier American Apparel today becomes the first retailer to open up shop in the virtual online world Second Life. Charla Bear reports it could be the start of a trend.

Wal-Mart's leaving Germany

Jul 28, 2006
Wal-Mart has finally admitted defeat and pulled out of Germany. The world's biggest retailing chain is selling its German stores at fire sale prices. Stephen Beard reports.

Sweet deal with Mexico

Jul 28, 2006
After arguing about sugar for nearly a decade, today the US and Mexico have a deal. The US will allow Mexican sugar to come in to the States and Mexico will open up its market to US corn syrup. Dan…

Slow growth might be good growth

Jul 28, 2006
New GDP figures out today show considerable slowing in the growth of the US economy. Whether that's good news or bad news depends on who you talk to. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Big Dig shutdown affecting businesses

Jul 28, 2006
Nearly three weeks since the partial collapse of a tunnel in Boston's Big Dig project, Steve Tripoli finds transportation-dependent businesses have had to adapt.

Click-fraud settlement

Jul 28, 2006
The judge in Google's click-fraud case yesterday approved the search engine's $90 million settlement proposal and ruled that proposed efforts to end the practice are fair. Lisa Napoli reports.

NFL draft holdouts

Jul 28, 2006
How can NFL training camp holdouts hurt a team's bottom line? Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad talks with host Scott Jagow.

Summer's hottest date movie

Jul 28, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier talk about the unexpected crossover appeal and staying power of "The Devil Wears Prada."

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