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Syria filters its Iraqi immigration

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 10, 2007
The flow of immigrants from Iraq has put a lot of pressure on Syria's economy. And starting today, the country implements a new rule that only allows Iraqi businessmen and academics to enter. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Seeking bright ideas for Africa

Gretchen Wilson | Sep 10, 2007
The World Bank is offering grants to those who can come up with low-cost alternative light sources for Africa, which spends billions of dollars a year on unsafe non-electrical lighting. Gretchen Wilson has more.

China not manned enough for safety

Scott Tong | Sep 10, 2007
Beijing safety regulators are meeting in Washington today to discuss China's need to ensure safety of its products. As Scott Tong reports, the problem with fulfilling these mandates may come from the country's lack of manpower.
Posted In: Retail

No credit doesn't mean no buyouts

Scott Jagow | Sep 10, 2007
Private equity may be out of business for a while since it can't get access to credit, but Allan Sloan says that won't stop the buyouts on Wall Street.

Knight goes after HSBC

Stephen Beard | Sep 8, 2007
American activist-investor Eric Knight has launched a campaign against one of the world's biggest banks, calling for major changes. No word yet what exactly he's after, but he's got a good track record of getting what he wants. Stephen Beard reports.

Drugs, murder, politics in Guatemala

Dan Grech | Sep 8, 2007
Drug-related violence has claimed the lives of 50 politicians, activists and their relatives in the months leading up to Sunday's general elections in Guatemala. Dan Grech has the story.

Student loan rates cut in half?

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 8, 2007
Congress is set to pass legislation that would increase student Pell grants and cut loan rates by about half, and President Bush says he'll sign it. Just about everyone's in favor, everyone except lenders. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Education

No Wide Web in rugby World Cup

Dan Grech | Sep 8, 2007
The rugby World Cup kicks off in Paris today but a dispute over media rights threatens its coverage. If you want to see it you'd better find it on TV or hop on a plane and buy a ticket, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Falling hemlines, rising prices

Jill Barshay | Sep 8, 2007
Some say one sign the economy's on a downward turn might be walking the runways not far from Wall Street: Hemlines at NYC's Fashion Week are falling. But others say that just means lots of shopping and high prices this season. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Global economy, oil prices part ways

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Sep 8, 2007
They usually travel in the same general direction, but recently there've been signs that the economy's going south, while oil flirts with record highs. Oh and gas prices are probably headed back up too. Stephen Beard tells us what's going on.
Posted In: Economy