Jun 4, 2007
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Work is set to begin on making the Panama Canal big enough for new supersized ships — a project with a supersized price tag. Lorne Matalon reports on who's going to pay it.
Ten years ago magazines for younger males, such as Maxim, were phenomenally successful. Now they aren't. And Maxim's up for sale. Mediaweek's Lucia Moses talks with Kai Ryssdal about the magazines' rise and fall.
When China's President Hu Jintao is a special guest at the G-8 summit this week, he will probably face some tough questions about his country's action plan for global warming that was released today. Scott Tong reports.
Private equity firm Lone Star Funds will pay $400 million for Accredited Home Lenders. Lone Star's not the only buyout gang throwing money at sub-prime's corporate wreckage. Steve Tripoli reports.
Flextronics, the world's second-largest manufacturer of electronic components produced for retailers, is buying the number five company in the market, U.S.-based Solectron, for $3.5 billion. Amy Scott reports.
The FBI says violent crime rates are rising. The increase is occurring as the gap between rich and poor is the widest its been since World War II. Steve Henn looked into whether expanding economic inequality could be causing crime…