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China bares its teeth

| Aug 8, 2007
Capitol Hill's threats to punish China for undervaluing its currency are starting to aggravate government officials there. They're willing to use China's holdings in U.S. bonds to retaliate, and that could really hurt, Ambrose Evans-Prichard tells us.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

There's aid, and then there's free aid

| Aug 8, 2007
The United States spends billions each year to try to improve living conditions for the world's poor, but critics in some nations say too often those U.S. dollars come with strings attached. Take Bolivia for example. Mary Stucky reports.
Posted In: Canada

U.K. farmers want to get paid

Stephen Beard | Aug 8, 2007
Farmers in Britain are losing money fast because of the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and they're ready to sue anyone found responsible. First up could be an American company. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Fed's words speak louder than action

Amy Scott | Aug 7, 2007
The Federal Open Market Committee held interest rates steady at 5.25% today. But as is usually the case of late, everybody was more interested in what the Fed had to say rather than what it did. Amy Scott reports.

This credit crunch, too, shall pass . . .

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 7, 2007
The Fed made no mention of doing anything about the shakiness in the economy. Greg McBride from Bankrate.com spoke with Kai Ryssdal about the Fed's statement.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Emergency network fixes not dialed in

Lisa Napoli | Aug 7, 2007
Sprint Nextel and the FCC agreed a couple of years ago that the cell-phone provider would spend $5 billion to fix problems in the nation's emergency radio network. But it's been a tougher job than expected. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

Putting tourists on the battlefields

| Aug 7, 2007
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War's start is four years away, but states that were in the thick of the fighting are planning now to cash in on what they hope will be a boom in tourism. Blake Farmer reports.
Posted In: Travel

They clicked on that 'Contact' link

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 7, 2007
We received comments from listeners on, among other things, H-1B visas, lead paint on toys, Internet advertising and a David Frum commentary. Hear what some of your fellow listeners had to say.

Warner Music goes on the road

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 7, 2007
Warner Music posted a greater-than-expected quarterly loss today, and its shares fell about 3%. But the music label is fighting back. Music industry consultant Ted Cohen gives the details to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entertainment

Wheat cost turns up heat on Italian pasta

| Aug 7, 2007
The price of durum wheat, which Italians insist on using for their pasta, is at a level not seen in years. Megan Williams reports that Italians will swallow the increase, but it won't go down easy.
Posted In: Economy

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