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Nov 22, 2006

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Consumer confidence survey says . . .

Nov 22, 2006
A new consumer confidence survey comes out today, just in time for the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. John Dimsdale has a preview.

We're paying more for holiday travel

Nov 22, 2006
The plane tickets, the hotel, gasoline — getting to Grandma's house is more expensive than ever this year. Amy Scott breaks it down.

Can't get India to buy our wheat

Nov 22, 2006
The U.S. wants India to open up its markets to U.S. farm products. India has a wheat shortage but says ours doesn't meet its strict health standards. Where does that leave us? Miranda Kennedy reports.

Paulson's folly

Nov 22, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is wrong when he blames strict accounting rules in the U.S. for fueling private acquisition of publicly-held companies.

Online gambling finds a new home

Nov 22, 2006
While the U.S. attempts to squelch online gaming, the Philippines and other countries are welcoming it with open arms. Miranda Kennedy reports.

No. 22 in gender equality

Nov 22, 2006
The U.S. ranks 22nd out of 115 nations in narrowing the economic and political differences between the sexes. Steve Tripoli has details.

Upping the ante for London Exchange

Nov 22, 2006
Speculative investors, led by American corporate raider Samuel Heyman, have been buying up stock in the London Stock Exchange. Stephen Beard tells us what that means for NASDAQ's bid for a takeover.

Holiday box office

Nov 22, 2006
Hollywood's holiday film season moves into full swing this week. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what's at stake.

Cuban music copyright confusion

Nov 22, 2006
When Americans were introduced to the Buena Vista Social Club in 1999, Cuban oldies suddenly were hot. But behind the scenes, a legal battle over who owns rights to those songs was born. Dan Grech explains.

An airline bid down under

Nov 22, 2006
Two investment firms have teamed to make an $8.5 billion offer for Australia's Qantas Airways.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC