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Beware duty-free shopping wizardry

| Jul 11, 2007
Airport terminals may not be especially magical places, but watch out for witchcraft in all the airport shops, warns commentator Moira Manion. She's found clever forces at work to separate us from our money.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

Surfing for Paxil plaintiffs

Helen Palmer | Jul 11, 2007
Thousands of young people who took Paxil are entitled to a share of a $42 million class action settlement, so one consumer watchdog group posted a video on YouTube to spread the word: If they want the cash, they gotta make the claim. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health, Science

No more surprise overdraft fees?

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 11, 2007
You go to the ATM to get, say $60, but you've only got $59 in the bank. Should your bank warn you before it hands over the cash and slaps you with a $35 overdraft fee? Congress today considers legislation that would require it. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Mortgage meltdown, shrinking dollar

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 11, 2007
The subprime mortgage fallout just keeps on coming as the U.S. dollar hits another all-time low against the euro. And that could spook international investors as well as would-be American tourists. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Getting emissions under control

Stephen Beard | Jul 11, 2007
Methane gas, um, escaping from cattle is a serious problem in the fight against global warming. British scientists are trying to get to the bottom of the problem by changing cows' diets. Stephen Beard reports.

Let the gaming console price wars begin

| Jul 11, 2007
Last week Microsoft said it wasn't going to lower the price of the Xbox 360, but the company appears to be changing its tune following Sony's announced markdown of its Playstation 3. They're both trying to lure gamers away from Nintendo's top-selling Wii.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Alcan may be able to foil Alcoa bid

| Jul 11, 2007
Canadian aluminum maker Alcan has been in a bind for the last two months, fighting off a hostile takeover from U.S. rival Alcoa. Today there's word that Alcan may have found a willing partner in London-based Rio Tinto. Michael Hlinka gives us the back story.
Posted In: Canada

Second City no more

Jill Barshay | Jul 11, 2007
Shareholders have approved the merger of the Chicago Mercentile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. That deal will make the Second City home to the largest financial exchange in the world. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Housing slump prompts profit warnings

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 10, 2007
Home Depot, Sears and homebuilder D.R. Horton let Wall Street know they're expecting disappointing earnings because of the housing market's dramatic slowdown. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

More cell-phone choice coming soon?

Sam Eaton | Jul 10, 2007
A new proposal circulating at the Federal Communications Commission could give cell-phone users a lot more choices when it comes to how they use their devices. Sam Eaton explains.
Posted In: Crime, Washington