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Paper transactions checking out

Jill Barshay | Aug 2, 2007
The merger of banking software makers Fiserve and Checkfree could speed up the death of the paper check. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing

A deeper look at U.S. infrastructure

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 2, 2007
While recovery efforts continue at the bridge collapse in Minneapolis, White House finger-pointing ensues. But problems with infrastructure are nothing new. Kai Ryssdal talks to Rod Diridon of the Minetta Transportation Institute.

How super is the U.S. market for Tesco?

| Aug 2, 2007
British grocery giant Tesco plans to roll out 100 stores in the western United States during the next year -- many of them in the kinds of places other supermarkets won't go. Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Sports ticket scalping goes digital

Steve Henn | Aug 2, 2007
Online ticket reseller StubHub has a new deal with Major League Baseball that give the site exclusive rights to resell tickets in concert with the league. Steve Henn explains why this might make it harder for fans to get reasonably priced seats.
Posted In: Retail, Sports

U.S. still a good sport towards China

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 2, 2007
Despite problems with tainted imports, the U.S. still wants to do business in China, and is doing so increasingly through sports. Kai Ryssdal talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

The economics of giant pandas

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 2, 2007
U.S. zoos know that adorable baby pandas mean big crowds. But those air-conditioned caves cost a lot of money, and not all of those profits can go back into zoo coffers. Jeremy Hobson has the story.

Peace propels property values in N. Ireland

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 2, 2007
After decades of violence, Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant parties finally signed a peace deal in 1998. The changes since haven't been just political. The region is also experiencing an unprecedented housing boom. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Put away your China-made toys

Scott Jagow | Aug 2, 2007
Mattel's Fisher-Price is recalling some $30 million worth of toys made in China because the paint used on them may contain too much lead. Geoff Dyer explains why this particular case is an unusually worrying one.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Mouse + Penguin = cash cow

Lisa Napoli | Aug 2, 2007
Sales of TV ads and theme park tickets helped boost earnings at Disney in the last quarter, but the Mouse House is already wooing tomorrow's customers. Yesterday it announced it's buying popular social networking site Club Penguin. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Pros, cons of protecting against Yuan

Jill Barshay | Aug 2, 2007
China has been accused of keeping the value of its currency low to bolster exports. Cheap goods help U.S. retailers but can hurt manufacturers. Jill Barshay reports on the battle in Congress over protectionist measures.
Posted In: Canada, Economy