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Ghost town, Beirut

Ben Gilbert | Mar 5, 2007
Lebanon's tourism industry was booming until last year's month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel. Subsequent economic and political crises have left Beirut's downtown a shell of its former self.
Posted In: Canada

Where it stops, nobody knows...

Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2007
Wall Street analysts have been watching closely as markets in Asia tumbled again today. But some say not to worry yet, what we're seeing so far is still just a correction.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

U.S. housing a drag on U.K. bank

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2007
HSBC, the U.K.'s largest bank, managed to post a 5 percent second-half profit in spite of $11 billion in losses due to sub-prime loans gone bad in the States.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

More than one way to trap a lobster

Steve Tripoli | Mar 5, 2007
Fishermen who use nets are fighting today for a piece of Maine's $300 million lobster fishing and tourist economies, but critics say it's too risky.

An airport screeners union?

| Mar 5, 2007
An anti-terrorism bill working its way through Congress would, among other things, give airport security screeners the right to union representation — but President Bush has his veto stamp ready.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

British airlines not friendly to open skies

Stephen Beard | Mar 5, 2007
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have voiced opposition to a tentative open-skies deal between the U.S. and Europe. Seems they don't want to loosen their grip on London's Heathrow Airport.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Putting our best biofuel forward

Dan Grech | Mar 5, 2007
Tariffs aside, the U.S. and Brazil, the world's largest ethanol producers, are working together to present a united front to push the biofuel. The goal? Counter the oil cartel.
Posted In: Canada

China tries to plug its wage gap

Scott Tong | Mar 5, 2007
Leaders in China are concerned that the nation's wealth is too concentrated in the hands of a few, but not everyone's convinced the momentum of the widening gap between rich and poor can be stopped.
Posted In: Canada

Straight Story: Market madness

| Mar 2, 2007
This week, as China goes, does the rest of the world follow? Economics editor Chris Farrell translates the global-market outlook.

Wall Street's wake-up call

| Mar 2, 2007
Comptroller General David Walker felt this week's U.S. market plummet was a call to attention for the country, and that maybe we shouldn't always depend on foreign investors to bail us out. Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington