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This final note today . . .

| Oct 11, 2006
I'll admit I'm sort of a minimalist when it comes to my cell phone. I haven't got any special ringtones, which makes me a bad consumer in the eyes of the wireless industry.

China's our best hope

| Oct 11, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich looks at the international community's response to the supposed nuclear testing by North Korea — and says in this case, world leaders should listen to China.

War forces late harvest

| Oct 11, 2006
Things are slowly returning to normal for the Lebanese economy, but Ben Gilbert looks at one industry that's still waiting to see whether this was a good year.
Posted In: Canada

Are nanomaterials safe?

Janet Babin | Oct 11, 2006
Experts come before an FDA panel to debate the regulation of nanomaterials — teeny-tiny particles that are increasingly used in thousands of consumer products like face creams, eye shadows and sunscreens. Janet Babin reports.

Keeping the hard-line on Cuba sanctions

Dan Grech | Oct 11, 2006
The federal government has created a new task force to crack down on companies and individuals that violate the 44-year old Cuban embargo. Dan Grech looks at what's behind the move.

Pfizer goes shopping for new drugs

Helen Palmer | Oct 11, 2006
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has made a relatively small purchase with some big implications. Helen Palmer explains why buying a small British vaccine company could be a shrewd move.
Posted In: Health

A colorful moment in TV history

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 11, 2006
On this day 56 years ago, CBS was issued the first color TV license by the FCC. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us Back to Business, our look at the history of all things economic.

Subsidies favor big farms

Amy Scott | Oct 11, 2006
A new study finds the lion's share of federal money that supports farm subsidies and research is going to big farms. That could leave small and medium-sized operations out in the cold, Amy Scott reports.

Woman tops China's rich list

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 11, 2006
For the first time, in China a woman tops the list of the nation's 500 richest people. Zhang Yin is worth a cool $3.4 billion according to the annual Hurun Report, and her story is literally rags to riches. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Don't underestimate the cost of your commute

Scott Tong | Oct 11, 2006
A new study suggests we better figure commuting costs into the equation when we decide where to live. They matter a whole lot, especially in less expensive cities. Scott Tong explains.

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