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Job Files: Hair stylist

| Aug 4, 2006
It's time for a haircut. This week's installment of the Job Files visits a salon owner.

Toyota eyes No. 1

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 4, 2006
Toyota said today its profits were up 39 percent last quarter. Once again, the big reason: More Americans bought Toyotas. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Cuban property disputes ahead

Dan Grech | Aug 4, 2006
Fidel Castro's health remains uncertain, but US businesses and Cuban exiles are already talking about who will get property appropriated by the Cuban government. It could complicate post-Castro entrepreneurial efforts. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada

AOL announces layoffs

| Aug 3, 2006
America Online said today it expects to drop as much as a quarter of its global workforce — 5,000 workers — by the start of next year.
Posted In: Science

iPod getting plugged in with automakers

Lisa Napoli | Aug 3, 2006
Apple said today that most cars sold by GM, Ford and Mazda next year will offer a built-in iPod music player option. The move cements iPod's hold as the de facto standard in the music player business. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Starbucks slips on frozen drink rush

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 3, 2006
Starbucks shares suffered their biggest one-day drop in years today after weaker-than-expected sales — partly because it didn't have enough baristas slinging Frappuccinos as temperatures hit record highs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Let's be objective about pulling out of Iraq

| Aug 3, 2006
Commentator and US Comptroller General David Walker argues that before any estimates for the pullout of American troops from Iraq are made, we need an objective system to measure how well the war is going.

Lebanon's battered economy

| Aug 3, 2006
The stock market in Beirut reopened for the first time in two weeks yesterday. Most of the movement was down, as is almost all economic activity in Lebanon since the fighting started. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Pesticides here to stay?

| Aug 3, 2006
Some US-grown produce is treated with a controversial group of pesticides set to get final approval by the EPA tomorrow — despite the objections of some EPA scientists. Jule Gardner reports.

Cycling reels from doping scandals

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 3, 2006
As Tour de France winner Floyd Landis waits to find out if he'll be stripped of his title, host Kai Ryssdal talks with business of sports analyst Diana Nyad about whether sports can win the battle against doping.
Posted In: Sports



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