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Jun 26, 2007

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'Sicko' could cure American apathy

Jun 26, 2007
Michael Moore's latest film comes out this week, and commentator Jamie Court thinks it might provide the emotional kick in the pants Americans need to finally demand universal health care and put private insurers out of business.

NYC tourism headed to China

Jun 26, 2007
New York City has made the list. It's reached a deal to be added to a select group of U.S. tourism destinations allowed to promote themselves to Communist China's booming middle class. They have cash and they're ready to travel,…

Immigration bill up for vote

Jun 26, 2007
The Senate is expected today to vote on an immigration bill. If it passes it could loosen restrictions on employment laws. It could also slam the door shut on amnesty. But that's all riding on a big "if," Rachel Dornhelm…

Sorry Britain, BAE probe's a go

Jun 26, 2007
The U.S. Department of Justice officially launched its probe into an alleged arms deal bribery scandal involving British defense contractor BAE. This is a major embarrassment for one of our closest political allies, Stephen Beard explains.

Big Oil ready to say adios to Venezuela?

Jun 26, 2007
Venezuela today will sign nationalization pacts with foreign oil companies. Meaning the government takes over part of the companies' holdings in oil projects there. But a couple big names may throw in the towel instead. Brian Ellsworth reports.

Nuts & Bolts: Small-time capital

Jun 26, 2007
When you're not up for venture capital but still need cash, where do you go? Steve Tripoli talks to small business-owners about how they approached the money chase... and how they'd do it differently if they could start again.

Education gaps slow U.K. productivity

Jun 26, 2007
Britain has enjoyed huge economic gains lately, but a new survey says overall rates of illiteracy and poor math skills are dragging down how productive the nation's workforce can be. Stephen Beard reports.

Seminoles plan global Hard Rock reach

Jun 26, 2007
The Indian tribe bought the cafe, restaurant and hotel chain for close to $1 billion, and now has plans to take the franchise overseas to Europe, South America, China and India. Amy Scott reports.

ATM turns 40

Jun 26, 2007
The automated teller machine made its debut in North London 40 years ago tomorrow and, just like that, no more racing to the bank on Friday to ensure sufficient weekend cash flow. Janet Babin has the story.

Full SEC board faces Capitol Hill grilling

Jun 26, 2007
It doesn't happen often, but for the first time in a decade, all five members of the SEC will walk the Hill to answer questions from Congress on hedge funds, executive pay and market oversight. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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