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Mideast wars draining big city budgets

Mar 1, 2007
Taxpayers in New York, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities have been footing the bill for tens of millions of dollars in indirect costs for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now they want the federal government to pay them back.

Satellite radio comedy on the Hill

Mar 1, 2007
Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin met with lawmakers yesterday making the case that a merger with XM wouldn't be anti-competitive even though it only left one satellite radio company. But it didn't quite add up for the Marketplace Players.

Airbus jobs are outbound

Mar 1, 2007
Even as Airbus workers in France and Germany threaten further walkouts over the 10,000 planned job cuts, analysts say the company's restructuring path practically guarantees more jobs will be shifted out of Europe.

A wake-up call in Peru

Mar 1, 2007
Peruvians are known for being late, an hour give or take. So all 28 million are being asked to change their ways today in the hopes of shedding the nation's reputation for tardiness.

More TV for your cell phone

Mar 1, 2007
Sure you can already download clips of your favorite shows to your cell phone, but soon Verizon subscribers will be able to get entire episodes from Comedy Central, Fox and MTV — if they upgrade their plans of course.

Fast food fight in Britain

Mar 1, 2007
McDonald's was none too happy after Prince Charles reportedly called for a ban on the fast food burger giant, but it has found an unlikely champion in the fallout.

World markets still on a wild ride

Mar 1, 2007
Markets from Wall Street to Europe to Brazil continue to yo-yo, following sharp declines in Asia. But analysts say our economic numbers are good — as is the sign that we keep bouncing back from the drops.

Nope...even thinner than that

Mar 1, 2007
Scientists have made a major advancement in the development of graphene — the world's thinnest substance. It also happens to be an even better conductor than silicon.

Bird flu market takes flight

Mar 1, 2007
Starting today, doctors and other health experts will be able to "bet" on the likelihood of an avian flu pandemic using a new predictive market at the University of Iowa.

Dodgers to slide spring training to Arizona

Mar 1, 2007
The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to move their training camp from Vero Beach, Florida to Glendale, Arizona in 2009 — and it's probably a smart business move from any seat in the stands says David Carter.