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Racing the clock for free trade

Bob Moon | Mar 28, 2007
Negotiators are sprinting towards a free trade agreement with South Korea before the President's fast-track authority deadline. And the clock's ticking louder now that Chevron and other U.S. companies have threatened to withdraw support.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Burger King uncaged . . . a little

Alisa Roth | Mar 28, 2007
The burger chain says it will start buying 2% of its eggs and 10% of its pork from suppliers who don't cage the animals. Doesn't sound like much, but it's a significant philosophical change — and BK says it'll use more as supply becomes available.
Posted In: Health

Tracking carbon reduction's payoff

Sam Eaton | Mar 28, 2007
As more and more U.S. cities and corporations sign agreements to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, there's one lingering question: Is it working? Federal scientists are developing a new modeling tool to find out.
Posted In: Science

Unknown risks in the big business of tiny science

Stephen Beard and Lisa Napoli | Mar 28, 2007
Nanotechnology has already quietly influenced hundreds of consumer products, but now Britain's top scientific advisory body is calling for more research on potential hazards of the fast-growing and profitable industry.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Moms-to-be may wanna skip the beef

Helen Palmer | Mar 28, 2007
Results of a new study suggest that eating a lot of beef during pregnancy may adversely affect fertility of boys in the womb. Researchers found that the more beef the mother ate, the lower her son's sperm count later in life.
Posted In: Health

Coming soon: Bank by cell phone

| Mar 28, 2007
AT&T is working with four major banks so that their customers can check their accounts and pay bills from their cell phones. And there won't even be extra fees — at least initially.
Posted In: Science

Indexing All the Time

Chris Farrell | Mar 27, 2007
Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) is hardly a household name, Which isn't surprising since until recently it focused on institutional investors (like...
Posted In: Investing

Bigger hit expected from housing market woes

Amy Scott | Mar 27, 2007
Some analysts are now saying publicly what others have been thinking: There's got to be a wider economic impact before the housing slump is over. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Are you on the no-buy list?

Janet Babin | Mar 27, 2007
A report says a government document meant to keep terrorists from buying stuff in the U.S. is being used by businesses to deny services to innocent people. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

A new deal for free trade

Dan Grech | Mar 27, 2007
Democrats unveiled an initiative that would force the U.S. to include worker protections in trade deals — a move that could sink some White House free trade aspirations in Latin America. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Washington