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Immigration bill coming back for another try

John Dimsdale | Jun 19, 2007
The Senate is expected to resume debate on immigration and border security, perhaps as early as next week. Our Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale takes a look at its chances for passage.
Posted In: Immigration

We need to democratize globalization

| Jun 19, 2007
After five years of work, the Doha trade negotiations have boiled down to one issue: agricultural subsidies. Commentator Benjamin Barber says it's time to rethink how we govern global trade.
Posted In: Canada

Mass. health insurance set to roll out

Helen Palmer | Jun 19, 2007
In April 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to require its residents to have some kind of health insurance. Now, the deadline's looming. Our Helen Palmer gives us an update on people are taking to the plan.
Posted In: Health

Bolivia's future riding on Morales

| Jun 19, 2007
In President Evo Morales, Bolivia's indigenous majority finally has one of its own in charge. And he's brought change. But he's also angered much of the country, which is threatening to secede. Mary Stucky reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Reality's new spin on tourism

Miranda Kennedy | Jun 19, 2007
A tour company in India is opening a new world to visitors. It's offering guided tours through the Dharavi squatter settlement, the largest urban slum in Asia. Miranda Kennedy has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Keeping tabs on global warming claims

Amy Scott | Jun 19, 2007
Companies across the globe are increasingly touting their efforts to reduce carbon emissions. But are they for real? A new Web service, soon available on cell phones, offers a reality check. Amy Scott reports.

Cadbury Schweppes losing its fizz

Stephen Beard | Jun 19, 2007
The company behind 7-Up, Dr Pepper and Snapple says it's likely to sell the U.S. unit that makes those beverages. And it'll shed thousands of workers in a major cost-cutting move. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Not on investors' super value menu

Jill Barshay | Jun 19, 2007
Wendy's has made it official: It's hanging out the "for sale" sign. But the fast food company's been hinting that it might be looking for a buyer since April and speculators may have pushed the stock price too high. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

That'll be $5.29... and 472 calories

Alisa Roth | Jun 19, 2007
Starting July 1, some restaurants in New York City will have to display calorie counts in type as large as the menu items themselves. The state's restaurant association has filed suit, saying the rule change is unfair. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health, New York

Oil prices spike on threat of strike

Jeff Tyler | Jun 19, 2007
Expect a temporary rise in gas prices. The price of oil has surged, partly because labor unions in Nigeria, the world's eighth largest exporter of crude, have called for a strike. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada