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Not the happiest place on Earth

| Feb 27, 2007
Disneyland is suing its hometown of Anaheim, Calif. The park wants to make sure no new housing goes up within two miles of its front door. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment, Housing

Wanted: Small-town doctors

| Feb 27, 2007
Quality health care can be hard to find for residents of small towns and rural areas. Pomeroy, Wash., is trying once again to sell small-town life to big-city doctors. Chana Joffe-Walt reports.
Posted In: Health

What's happening to the news?

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 27, 2007
In a PBS Frontline documentary, correspondent Lowell Bergman looks at the economics of the news business. Kai Ryssdal talks with him about how the Internet has changed journalism.

An economy grows among Somali refugees

Gretchen Wilson | Feb 27, 2007
Just inside Kenya's border with Somalia, some 170,000 Somalis live in refugee camps, waiting for peace in their homeland. In the camps, people balance dependence on aid with grassroots economic development. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Off-campus real estate still booming

Alex Cohen | Feb 27, 2007
Even as the housing market continues its slide, depleted university budgets and an upward trend in student enrollment have built a profitable little investment pocket in some college towns.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

A better brand of business travel

| Feb 27, 2007
Commentator Lucy Kellaway suggests opening a new virtual airline where business travelers could get all the benefits of flying without the hassles.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Chinese stocks plummet

Scott Jagow | Feb 27, 2007
China's market fell nearly 9 percent today — its biggest drop in more than a decade. What happened? Could be that the volatile market was just due for a correction.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Cell phone 'wallet' headed West

Stephen Beard | Feb 27, 2007
Barcode-scanning cell phones are common in parts of Asia, but now they're expected to make it to Europe and the U.S. within a year as major phone companies work to come up with a universal barcode standard.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Shareholders get say in CEO pay?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 27, 2007
Some in Congress want to pass legislation that would give shareholders a non-binding voice in executive compensation, but critics say Joe Shareholder isn't really qualified to weigh in.
Posted In: Washington

E.U. targets counterfeiters

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Feb 27, 2007
The European Union is considering new criminal penalties for counterfeiting and intellectual piracy that could mean four years in jail and fines of up to $360,000 for some violations.
Posted In: Canada, Crime