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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

Another foul for student loans

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 2, 2007
The student loan industry is already in big trouble. Now there are implications that athletics departments at 40 universities have been playing along with some ethically questionable marketing tactics. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Crime

Why so bullish for Blackstone?

Bob Moon | Aug 2, 2007
Questions about possible conflicts of interest involving stock analysts have surfaced again. Like how reliable are their recommendations, especially when they have vested ties to the stocks they're pushing? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Mexico bordering on a new philosophy

Dan Grech | Aug 2, 2007
While the U.S. wrestles over illegal immigration, a similar debate is occurring in Mexico over its southern border with Guatemala. But instead of building fences, Mexico's Congress may decriminalize the act and just send offenders home. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico