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Jun 16, 2006

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New bank on the block

Jun 16, 2006
A new investment bank opened in New York Thursday, a boutique firm catering to wealthy investors and companies. If it sparks a trader exodus, does the common investor go to the back of the line? Ethan Lindsey reports.

Whaling ban in danger

Jun 16, 2006
The International Whaling Commission meets today, and as Amy Scott reports, changes on the panel could roll back the clock on whaling restrictions.

Follow the bouncing market

Jun 16, 2006
Wall Street's new found optimism turned out to be contagious. After yesterday's sharp rally in New York, European stock markets all opened higher this morning. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

The cost of sloppy accounting

Jun 16, 2006
Federal regulators report Fannie Mae's accounting missteps cost shareholders $11 billion, reviving efforts by lawmakers to rein in the mortgage lending giant. John Dimsdale reports.

The empire of Sudoku

Jun 16, 2006
It's has been a year since the puzzle game started to appear in US papers, and it's pretty much created its own business empire since. Nancy Farghalli has the story.
A game company set up a giant Sudoku puzzle game board in New York City's Times Square, challenging passers-by to complete the puzzle in eight minutes or less.
Chris Hondros (c) Getty Images

Redefining juvenile obesity

Jun 16, 2006
The AMA has changed the criteria for juvenile obesity, expanding the number of children deemed overweight. A report out today says the move largely benefits drug companies and humiliates kids. Janet Babin explains.

House of Gates in transition

Jun 16, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at the likely impact on Microsoft of Bill Gates' decision to relinquish day-to-day control of the software behemoth.
Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Ron Wurzer (c) Getty Images

Surprises at the box office

Jun 16, 2006
Daily Variety editor Stuart Levine and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss the unexpected popularity of Al Gore's global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, and the unprecedented 7-day opening "weekend" for Superman.

'O Power Tools'

Jun 16, 2006
Retailers are trying to boost Father's Day sales this year with marketing gimmicks that among things link dad's special day to Christmas. Charla Bear explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC