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Dec 11, 2006

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SEC changing auditing standards

Dec 11, 2006
Smaller publicly-owned companies that have complained about current corporate governance rules get a crack at regulatory relief on Wednesday when the Securities and Exchange Commission meets to consider changes. John Dimsdale reports.

DP World selling U.S. assets to AIG

Dec 11, 2006
Following post-9/11 security controversy with Congress earlier this year, the Dubai-owned company hands over its assets to American insurance giant AIG for an estimated $700 million. Amy Scott reports.

Shell reportedly turns over control to Gazprom

Dec 11, 2006
There are reports that Shell has given in to pressure from the Kremlin and offered to give up control of its $22 billion Sakhalin 2 natural gas project to Russia's Gazprom. Stephen Beard reports.

Looking only for results

Dec 11, 2006
At its headquarters, Best Buy is editing the word "schedule" from its vocabulary in a quest for worker satisfaction. Annie Baxter reports.

U.S. should enlist Libya's help

Dec 11, 2006
Commentator Benjamin Barber has a proposal to simplify America's energy problems. After meeting with Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, he came away thinking we might just be able to make a deal.

Gears turn slowly for banks in China

Dec 11, 2006
When China joined the World Trade Organization five years ago, Beijing agreed to open its banking industry to foreign competition. But Western banks complain it's moving at a grinding pace. Scott Tong reports.

Boss' new directive: More toys!

Dec 11, 2006
If you spend a full eight hours on the job every day, that adds up to a third of your life between college and retirement. For some companies that's way too long not to be having any fun. David Martin…

Oil money flowing out of dollars

Dec 11, 2006
A report released today says foreign oil-producing companies concerned about extra U.S. scrutiny are replacing dollars with euros and yen. Sam Eaton takes a look at what that might mean for the greenback.