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Gas sign of the times

| Jun 5, 2007
Some gas station operators are tired of running outside to change the numbers on those towering signs. It's time-consuming, sometimes dangerous, and being slow to match the latest price move can cost 'em big. So they're going digital.
Posted In: Retail

More ups and downs in Shanghai

| Jun 5, 2007
More volatility on the Chinese stock market today as the Shanghai Composite fell over 7 percent before ending the day up 2.5 percent. Jamil Andolini of the Financial Times says it's a continuation of the slump spurred by last week's stamp tax increase.
Posted In: Canada

Talking over hedge fund regulation

Kyle James | Jun 5, 2007
Germany is concerned about the lack of transparency and accountability in the trillion-dollar hedge fund industry, but it's not likely to gain much support even for voluntary regulation at this G8 summit. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Nuts & Bolts: Perils of success

Steve Tripoli | Jun 5, 2007
Many entrepreneurs told us they didn't know how to handle their own success. What should they do next? Steve Tripoli looks at what went wrong for two startups, and what they could have done differently.

Company key to brand-name electronics gets bigger

Amy Scott | Jun 4, 2007
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.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lone Star thinks it's got a prime choice

Steve Tripoli | Jun 4, 2007
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.

Cure your cancer or your money back!

Stephen Beard | Jun 4, 2007
A division of Johnson & Johnson in Britain is offering to refund the cost of one of its cancer drugs if it doesn't work. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

China announces its global-warming response

Scott Tong | Jun 4, 2007
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.
Posted In: Canada

Cost of shipping extra

| Jun 4, 2007
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.
Posted In: Canada

The fall of the laddie mag

| Jun 4, 2007
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.