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Formula for movie franchise magic

| Nov 17, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier look at the key ingredients of a successful movie franchise.
Posted In: Entertainment

A whole lot riding on PS3

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 17, 2006
The PlayStation 3 has been hailed as a technological marvel with stunning graphics, flashy games and features galore. But its success is no game to Sony, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Toyota starts up in Texas

Amy Scott | Nov 17, 2006
The Japanese auto giant opens a new plant in San Antonio today to begin making its revamped Tundra. It's looking to cut into the one market its U.S. rivals still dominate: full-size pickup trucks. Amy Scott reports.

'Frankenstein food' shows up in UK

Stephen Beard | Nov 17, 2006
The transatlantic dispute over genetically-modified crops has flared up again now that a genetically-modified organism has been found in American long grain rice in the UK. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Holiday travelers, take a deep breath

Hilary Wicai | Nov 17, 2006
It's the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving travel madness: packed planes, confusing security rules and lots of novice travelers. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Travel

Buy local!

Lisa Napoli | Nov 17, 2006
Tomorrow small business advocates hope to boost regional economies by encouraging consumers to buy local — and to help people understand why it's so important. Lisa Napoli reports.

Money worries? You're not alone

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 17, 2006
A new survey shows nearly half of all Americans are stressed about their personal finances, but some groups are more stressed than others. Ashley Milne-Tyte has details.

Sharing nuclear technology with India

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 17, 2006
Last night the Senate overwhelmingly passed a controversial deal to share civilian nuclear technology with India. The bill still has to get through the House, but business leaders are hailing it as a major victory. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

More Clear Channel changes ahead

Alisa Roth | Nov 16, 2006
It's official: Clear Channel has agreed to a buyout offer from two private equity firms. The broadcast giant also says it'll sell its TV channels and a third of its radio stations, but don't expect a big difference on your dial, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Citigroup gambling on China

Bob Moon | Nov 16, 2006
Citigroup will pay over $3 billion for a majority share in the flailing Guangdong Development Bank. It's hoping to gain a toehold in China's banking industry — but is it worth the risk? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Canada