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Troop cuts could mean contractor surge

Steve Henn | Sep 10, 2007
General David Petraeus told Congress today that he believes the United States can reduce its presence in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summer. Steve Henn reports that American defense contractors see that as a business opportunity.

An easy-to-read label is hard to find

Helen Palmer | Sep 10, 2007
FDA officials are debating whether changes in food labels might help consumers make healthy choices. Helen Palmer reports there are plenty of ideas but not much consensus.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Toy industry tries to get the lead out

Amy Scott | Sep 10, 2007
U.S. and Chinese regulators are expected to adopt new standards to prevent products containing lead paint from entering the United States. But, as Amy Scott reports, with the holiday shopping season approaching, the toy industry is taking matters into its own hands.
Posted In: Retail

China has taste for California

Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 10, 2007
The first California grapes to arrive in China 10 years ago were a big deal, and the appreciation for California produce hasn't worn off. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Retail

Mexico gets closer to India

Dan Grech | Sep 10, 2007
After 20 years without any serious discussion on the subject, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in India this week to talk trade. Dan Grech tells us why.
Posted In: Mexico

Toy companies getting testy

Alisa Roth | Sep 10, 2007
Disney and Toys "R" Us are among the companies hiring engineers to test toys at random from off the shelves. This will add a layer of security -- and most likely a layer of cost. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail

U.S. currency continues to weaken

Stephen Beard | Sep 10, 2007
A possible interest rate cut is threatening to make the dollar even less attractive abroad. Stephen Beard reports that some analysts forsee an all-time low for the currency against the euro in the next few days.
Posted In: Economy

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