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Coke takes a sip at water conservation

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 5, 2007
It takes just 2.5 liters of water to make and bottle one liter of Coke, but 250 liters to grow the sugar cane in the mix. The bottling giant announces a new push to save water — but is it enough? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Climate change data knocked out of orbit

Sam Eaton | Jun 5, 2007
As President Bush prepares to tout U.S. leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions at tomorrow's G8 summit in Germany, there's news the White House is cutting what scientists call an essential tool for studying global warming. Sam Eaton has details.
Posted In: Science

Play it again Starbucks

| Jun 5, 2007
And again and again. Paul McCartney's latest album debuts today, and Starbucks will be playing the first release from its new Hear Music label at all 10,000-plus coffeehouses all day long. Jeremy Hobson has the story.
Posted In: Entertainment

Gas sign of the times

| Jun 5, 2007
Some gas station operators are tired of running outside to change the numbers on those towering signs. It's time-consuming, sometimes dangerous, and being slow to match the latest price move can cost 'em big. So they're going digital.
Posted In: Retail

More ups and downs in Shanghai

| Jun 5, 2007
More volatility on the Chinese stock market today as the Shanghai Composite fell over 7 percent before ending the day up 2.5 percent. Jamil Andolini of the Financial Times says it's a continuation of the slump spurred by last week's stamp tax increase.
Posted In: Canada

Talking over hedge fund regulation

Kyle James | Jun 5, 2007
Germany is concerned about the lack of transparency and accountability in the trillion-dollar hedge fund industry, but it's not likely to gain much support even for voluntary regulation at this G8 summit. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Nuts & Bolts: Perils of success

Steve Tripoli | Jun 5, 2007
Many entrepreneurs told us they didn't know how to handle their own success. What should they do next? Steve Tripoli looks at what went wrong for two startups, and what they could have done differently.

Company key to brand-name electronics gets bigger

Amy Scott | Jun 4, 2007
Flextronics, the world's second-largest manufacturer of electronic components produced for retailers, is buying the number five company in the market, U.S.-based Solectron, for $3.5 billion. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lone Star thinks it's got a prime choice

Steve Tripoli | Jun 4, 2007
Private equity firm Lone Star Funds will pay $400 million for Accredited Home Lenders. Lone Star's not the only buyout gang throwing money at sub-prime's corporate wreckage. Steve Tripoli reports.

Cure your cancer or your money back!

Stephen Beard | Jun 4, 2007
A division of Johnson & Johnson in Britain is offering to refund the cost of one of its cancer drugs if it doesn't work. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health