Sep 28, 2006

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Weighing GDP dark matter

Sep 28, 2006
The government is considering new ways to calculate the Gross Domestic Product in order to include intangible assets such as research and development. Hillary Wicai explains.

Boardroom leaks are HP's original sin

Sep 28, 2006
Commentator and business forecaster Knight Kiplinger is concerned that too little attention is focused on the original sin at the heart of the HP scandal: board members blabbing to the press.

Losing money on oil in Iraq

Sep 28, 2006
Iraq's oil industry has lost $16 billion over the past two years to insurgent attacks, crime and sub-par equipment. On top of that, Iraq is paying billions more for refined petroleum imports. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Gateway to the Middle East?

Sep 28, 2006
Dearborn, Mich., is home to some 30,000 Arab Americans. Many of them run their own businesses and that has transformed areas of the Detroit suburb once considered lifeless. Nancy Farghalli has the story.

Mobile ESPN doesn't make the cut

Sep 28, 2006
After less than a year, ESPN is closing down its cell phone operation aimed at sports fans. Now it'll try to make deals with other wireless operators to offer multimedia content. Lisa Napoli reports.

HP drama unfolds on Capitol Hill

Sep 28, 2006
Hewlett-Packard execs reported to Washington today for a Congressional hearing into the company's pretexting scandal. We take a look at the day's events and the legality — or illegality — of the practice that's caused the stir.

Auto alliance unlikely . . . for now

Sep 28, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal checks in with Wall Street Journal Detroit bureau chief Joseph White for the latest on a possible alliance between GM, Nissan and Renault.

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