Feb 19, 2007

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Wal-Mart says it will spread the wealth

Feb 19, 2007
As part of its plan to open nine stores in struggling communities in five states, Wal-Mart says it will help nearby small businesses. Is the plan altruism or good business sense? Steve Tripoli reports.

Kenya's farmers connect to better prices

Feb 19, 2007
Africa's small farmers often fall victim to local traders who dictate prices below market rates. But in rural Kenya farmers now have technology in hand that cuts out the middleman. Gretchen Wilson reports.

More turbulence for Airbus

Feb 19, 2007
The big European planemaker has postponed a major cost-cutting announcement because France, Germany, Britain and Spain can't agree on where the ax should fall. Stephen Beard reports.

Have a kid in school? Put your hands up

Feb 19, 2007
Business shows cover a lot of shady deals and shakedowns these days, but none has ever probed the underworld of PTA's. Until now. Humorist Sandra Tsing Loh takes us inside.

Honda's odometers go the extra mile

Feb 19, 2007
The company is telling 6 million owners of its cars that their odometers may have rolled up miles too fast. That may have voided warranties before their time. Eric Niiler reports.

Don't get too pumped up over new fuels

Feb 19, 2007
Forbes magazine writer Daniel Fisher has found all kinds of investment pitches on the Internet for alternative-fuel companies. He talks with Bob Moon about why you should eye them with skepticism.

Sirius, XM plan $13 billion merger

Feb 19, 2007
Despite the FCC chairman saying a merger of Sirius and XM would be against the rules, the two satellite-radio services say they are going ahead with their plan.

Time to party and maintain the struggle

Feb 19, 2007
The crowds are back for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The celebration brings a bit of hope to business owners who are still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina. But the city has a long way to go. John Dimsdale…