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Can Crocs go the distance?

Sam Eaton | Jul 27, 2007
The craze for Crocs footwear has outlasted most analysts' projections. It announced yesterday its 2nd-quarter earnings tripled. Yet, it could be tricky for the Colorado-based shoemaker to keep up the pace. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

March may be on for Club Penguin

Lisa Napoli | Jul 27, 2007
A social networking site for children run by a little Canadian start-up company is said to have captured the attention of big media companies who might be willing to pay as much as half a billion dollars for it. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Market Meltdown

Chris Farrell | Jul 27, 2007
Does the global market meltdown signal the end of the global boom or, at least, a dramatic slowing in the U.S. economny? I don't think so. The...

Budget showdown risky for Bush

Steve Henn | Jul 27, 2007
The president says he will veto "wasteful" spending plans proposed by Democrats. But the majority party has a lot to gain and President Bush a lot to lose in a government shutdown. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Vaccine program milked for profit

Jeff Tyler | Jul 27, 2007
G8 money backing creation of vaccines for the globe's poorest children may be getting misspent. Instead of selling immunizations at cost, Big Pharma companies are raking in big profits. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Investing? Check Pink Sheets first

Amy Scott | Jul 27, 2007
The stock information service rates companies by risk, and could help smaller investors separate the good companies from the bad. How to tell a bad stock? It's labeled with a skull and bones... Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Geek seeks same for LTR

| Jul 27, 2007
Internet dating is a huge business, but where does the Star Wars-loving, D&D-playing pocket-protector set look for love? Enter, a site where folks with somewhat oddball passions find their perfect match.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Will flow of yen dry up with stock scare?

| Jul 27, 2007
The recent global buying frenzy has been fueled by relatively low interest rates on the Japanese yen. Consultant Roger Bootle says the downward turn in stocks could get worse if that flow of cash gets scarce.

Simpsons poised to spark TV revolution

| Jul 27, 2007
Mike Speir of Variety magazine says the film version of The Simpsons just might be revolutionary. If it's as successful as hoped, it will be the first blockbuster to move from TV to the silver screen.
Posted In: Entertainment

No virtual gambling in a virtual world

Janet Babin | Jul 27, 2007
The Second Life universe is a sort of alternate reality where members can buy virtual property, have virtual sex and until recently gamble for more-than-virtual dollars. But that's all over. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment