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Life on demand

| Aug 22, 2006
TiVo makes it possible for us to watch what we want, when we want. But commentator and writer Beth Teitell says it's becoming all too easy to want to apply this mentality to real life.

Cairo's costly new clean cabs

Nancy Farghalli | Aug 22, 2006
The Egyptian government has rolled out a fleet of new eco-friendly yellow cabs, replacing the older, smoggier variety. It's a sign that the country's getting serious about air pollution — but there is one catch, Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Canada

Lottery for the poor

| Aug 22, 2006
A growing number of social service agencies use a lottery system to distribute limited housing assistance to the poor. Tom Banse has the story.

In support of spontaneous combustion . . .

| Aug 22, 2006
Commentator Jeff Steinbrink singles out a few household items he wouldn't mind seeing burst into flames a la the batteries in some Dell laptops.

Chavez talks oil with China

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 22, 2006
China hosts Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today as he kicks off a six-day visit. Venezuela currently sells over half of its oil to the US, but Chavez is looking to divert some of that trade to China. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Influencing DC from abroad

Stephen Beard | Aug 22, 2006
British defense group BAE has emerged as one of the biggest corporate donors to US political candidates. The company has given more than $650,000 ahead of November's Congressional election. Stephen Beard reports.

SanDisk takes on iPod

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 22, 2006
Can iPod rival SanDisk really give the iconic digital music device a run for its money? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

Business fare rollback

Bob Moon | Aug 22, 2006
United and American have scrapped recent increases in business fares, but is that bad news for the industry? Not necessarily, reports Bob Moon.

Volkswagen strike in Mexico

Dan Grech | Aug 22, 2006
Car manufacturing is big business in Mexico and workers at one plant there want a bigger cut. This week 9,700 workers at a Volkswagen plant went on strike — again. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Black box disclosure

| Aug 22, 2006
In response to criticism from privacy advocates, federal regulators will require automakers to inform car buyers if their vehicles contain a data recording device. Annie Baxter looks at why we might want to know.

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