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Avon cuts taking a little off the top

Jill Barshay | Jul 17, 2007
Beauty products seller Avon announced it's laying off an undisclosed number of employees and shipping others overseas. Seems its business model is a great fit for emerging markets like China's. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Casual gaming's a winner

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 17, 2007
Casual gamers may not display the same devotion and enthusiasm as their hardcore video-gaming counterparts, but there are some 200 million of them and that number's growing fast. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

One man's rat . . . might be dinner

Stephen Beard | Jul 17, 2007
Heavy rains in central China have led to deadly landslides and floods that have driven billions of rodents out into the open. So some enterprising folks there are catching the critters and selling them to restaurants in southern China. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

International Barbie boosts Mattel sales

Jeff Tyler | Jul 16, 2007
Despite some recent struggles, Mattel has proven that playing with dolls can turn a profit. The biggest U.S. toymaker announced 2nd-quarter sales rose about 7%. But Jeff Tyler reports that the success is coming from a place you might not expect.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Airbus retools its top leadership

Stephen Beard | Jul 16, 2007
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at Airbus headquarters to put their seal of approval on its parent company's latest management shake-up. Stephen Beard reports.

Fuel prices could leave more hungry

Helen Palmer | Jul 16, 2007
The World Food Program says it's going to be harder to feed the world's hungry on its budget. Gas prices and the production of biofuels are pushing produce prices off the charts. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Headed for a fall or looking strong?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 16, 2007
You might think good times are here again on Wall Street, given the last few sessions. But investors in the options market seem to be indicating that things have gone too far, too fast. Economist Mark Zandi explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A blank canvas for city's future

| Jul 16, 2007
In Seattle, the real estate market is still strong. Which could explain why a 12-acre parcel near the city's Space Needle is getting so much attention. Cathy Duchamp reports.
Posted In: Housing

Her 'manny' is no summer fantasy

| Jul 16, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she doesn't need to escape with a book about having a male domestic helper, as a friend recommended. She's got the real thing: Her husband.

Not the happiest place on Earth

| Jul 16, 2007
Disney is fighting to block a massive apartment complex near its Disneyland resort that would include units for low-income residents. And that upsets some of its lower-paid employees. Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Housing