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Virgin record label is history

Bob Moon | Jan 26, 2007
British record group EMI is merging its American operations. They'll be run under the Capitol label, which means Virgin is out — along with hundreds of workers. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Jobs

Even Crisco trims the trans fat

Helen Palmer | Jan 26, 2007
The big blue tub of vegetable shortening that many a pie-crust baker'll swear by has joined the trans fat-free revolution. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Save the tuna — your sushi's at stake

| Jan 26, 2007
Tuna fishing is such a lucrative business that some nations are ignoring quotas. And scientists warn if overfishing continues at this rate, some popular species will become extinct. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

Keeping baby's stem cells

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jan 26, 2007
Would you pay to store stem cells from your newborn's umbilical cord, just in case? British entrepreneur Richard Branson wants to start a company that offers just such a service. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Wal-Mart settles overtime suit

Hilary Wicai | Jan 26, 2007
Wal-Mart employees are due about $34 million in back wages and interest for unpaid overtime hours. The error was revealed by an internal audit and self-reported, Hillary Wicai reports.

History of business presents . . .

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 26, 2007
Acclaimed director and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock released his first film 80 years ago this week. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Posted In: Entertainment

India, Russia still partners in arms and energy

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 26, 2007
Russian President Vladimir Putin was on hand to celebrate India's Republic Day. And to announce partnerships for developing fighter aircraft, exploring for oil and building nuclear reactors.
Posted In: Canada

Wheels fall off at Ford

John Dimsdale | Jan 25, 2007
Ford Motor Company announced it lost $12.7-billion in 2006, which was not only its worst-ever annual performance but the worst for a Detroit automaker. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto

China's engine keeps accelerating

Alisa Roth | Jan 25, 2007
Beijing reported the 2006 economy grew by 10.7%, with a total economic output of almost $2.7 trillion. But could China's growth be too much of a good thing? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

British Airways cancels flights due to strike threat

Stephen Beard and Tess Vigeland | Jan 25, 2007
In response to a threatened strike by its cabin crews, British Airways cancelled all of its flights for next Tuesday and Wednesday. Our London bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with host Tess Vigeland about the stand-off.
Posted In: Canada, Travel