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Ecospot: Shoot an ad, win a hybrid

Dan Grech | Jul 13, 2007
Al Gore is following up on his global rock concert with a new contest to create ads raising awareness of climate change. And the YouTube generation is welcome to join in on the fun. Dan Grech reports.

British judges are wiggin' out

Scott Jagow | Jul 13, 2007
A ruling this week in the U.K. removes the centuries-old tradition of judges and lawyers wearing wing collars and horse-hair wigs in non-criminal cases. It'll save the government a bundle, but it's a harsh sentence for blokes in the legalwear business.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Outsourcing, it's in the mail

Jill Barshay | Jul 13, 2007
The U.S. Postal Service has been handing more and more delivery routes to private contractors and letter carriers don't like it. Yesterday they agreed on wages and benefits, but the use of outside contractors still needs to be addressed. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Lots of American kids still in poverty

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 13, 2007
A government report card on child well-being out today will show that we haven't made any progress lowering the child poverty rate in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington

It's a market rally ripple

| Jul 13, 2007
Following Wall Street's record-setting day yesterday, markets around the world went up, up, up today. But some folks are still worried about the weak dollar and inflation... and one of them might be Ben Bernanke, says money manager David Buik.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Alcoa loses Alcan bid to Rio Tinto

Bob Moon | Jul 12, 2007
Rio Tinto has agreed to buy Canadian aluminum company Alcan for $38 billion, making Alcoa withdraw its hostile bid. Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Investing

Will CEO's postings hurt merger effort?

Sam Eaton | Jul 12, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission has been trying to block organic grocery chain Whole Foods from buying rival Wild Oats, and it may have the ammunition it needs from CEO John Mackey's fondness for online chatter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Gazprom picks French firm as partner

Stephen Beard | Jul 12, 2007
Russian energy giant Gazprom announced a deal with French company Total to help develop Shtokman, a huge gasfield in the Russian Arctic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

New peace brings need for an overhaul

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 12, 2007
Northern Ireland officials are worried their economy relies too much on public spending. Ashley Milne Tyte reports on the changes they're considering.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Afghans' opium harvest in full swing

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 12, 2007
Afghanistan's opium poppy crop is said to generate over $3 billion, more than half its GDP. And evidence is mounting that the money is funding the Taliban and government corruption. The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson went there and tells what he discovered.
Posted In: Crime