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Robots didn't write <i>this</i> news story

| Oct 4, 2006
But Thomson Financial has developed computer software that can compile corporate earnings data and write short news articles &mdash; sans humans. Flesh-and-blood reporter Sean Cole puts it to the test.

Wal-Mart turning workers into voters

| Oct 4, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart last week began giving its workers postage-paid voter registration cards and providing them information on pro-business candidates. Commentator Newt Gingrich says what's wrong with that?

Baby à la benefits

Eleanor Beardsley | Oct 4, 2006
France is bucking Europe's trend of declining birthrates by providing benefits such as guaranteed parental leave and large childcare subsidies. Eleanor Beardsley has the story.

More bad housing news

Janet Babin | Oct 4, 2006
Despite signs earlier this week that the housing market could be stabilizing, a new report out today finds the opposite. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Time to scrap the super-jumbo jet?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 4, 2006
Following news that delivery of the Airbus A380 will be delayed until the second half of 2007, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on whether it might be time for parent company EADS to cut its losses.
Posted In: Canada

Move over hot air dryers . . .

Stephen Beard | Oct 4, 2006
British entrepreneur James Dyson has launched a new hand dryer which he claims will revolutionize the restroom experience. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Steel glut seems imminent

Sam Eaton | Oct 4, 2006
U.S. steel makers say growing Chinese exports of cheap steel raise questions about the future of the American industry. Sam Eaton reports.

Mets compete with their pocketbook

Lisa Napoli | Oct 4, 2006
New York's "other" baseball team starts its playoff run today. Lisa Napoli reports that the New York Mets' success is the product of hard work &mdash; and big spending.
Posted In: Sports

A little relief for U.S. automakers

Hilary Wicai | Oct 4, 2006
Toyota's fuel-efficient line continues to outsell the rest of the field, but lower gas prices have taken some pressure off domestic automakers. Even sales of trucks and SUVs have bounced back a bit as prices at the pump drop. Hillary Wicai reports.

Car sales winners and losers

Amy Scott | Oct 3, 2006
The auto industry today posted mixed results for September sales. Ford showed a 4.7% rise amid strong demand for its cars. Chrysler and GM? They didn't fare as well. Amy Scott reports.