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Is trade with China stifling Africa's economy?

Gretchen Wilson | Jun 21, 2006
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is in South Africa this week. China has been boosting its trade ties with Africa, but some are worried cheap Chinese imports might sink the local economy. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

The gender gap in venture capital

Steve Tripoli | Jun 21, 2006
Women lead — or own — about 30 percent of all US companies, but a recent study found they get less than 10 percent of all venture capital. Does the VC gap matter? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Forget <i>in</i>flation, that's deflation looming

| Jun 21, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich warns Fed Chief Ben Bernanke not to become too focused on inflation and miss possible warning signs of deflation.

The railroad that could

Curt Nickisch | Jun 21, 2006
A railroad company in the Midwest is hoping to launch the single largest rail project in the US since the Civil War. Curt Nickish reports.
Posted In: Washington

EU-US Summit

John Dimsdale | Jun 21, 2006
President Bush meets with European leaders today for the biannual EU-US Summit. Trans-Atlantic cooperation is expected to be the watchword. But as John Dimsdale reports, the two sides are no closer to bridging an ongoing trade dispute.
Posted In: Washington

Race to develop a better chip

Janet Babin | Jun 21, 2006
IBM announced yesterday it's developed a microprocessing chip 100 times faster than anything else on the market. But don't expect it to hold that title for long. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Univision gets stood up

Tess Vigeland | Jun 21, 2006
Bids were due yesterday to buy the Spanish-language TV and radio company, but a consortium led by Mexico's Televisa missed the midnight deadline. Host Tess Vigeland has details.

Summer's here!

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 21, 2006
Today is the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. Rachel Dornhelm looks at that health of that quintessential dog-day business: the summer camp.

The Rocket returns

Ethan Lindsey | Jun 21, 2006
Roger Clemens is expected to return to the Houston Astros pitching rotation Thursday after coming out of retirement. But at 43, is he worth his $12 million contract for half a season? Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Sports

Pure gold coins almost here

Alex Cohen | Jun 21, 2006
The first ever pure gold coin has been unveiled by the US Mint. It goes on sale tomorrow and buyers are already lining up get a piece of history or just a good investment. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Investing



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