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Bob Moon | Jan 25, 2006
So the Mouse has snapped up the wildly successful Pixar animation house. But did it pay too much to reclaim its position as king of the cartoon? Bob Moon takes a look.

China meets the Big Apple

Amy Scott | Jan 25, 2006
One of China's first private companies, Beijing Vantone Real Estate, has signed a deal to lease the top five floors of the first new building at Ground Zero since 9/11. Finding tenants for 7 World Trade Center had been difficult, but as Amy Scott reports, the company hopes the location will be a magnet for Chinese businesspeople.


Alisa Roth | Jan 25, 2006
Adidas has been given the green light to acquire US athletic shoemaker Reebok in a deal estimated at $3.8 billion. Adidas hopes the acquisition will put it on track to give Nike a run for its money. Alisa Roth reports.

Economic worries

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 25, 2006
A new survey out by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press indicates that over 60% of Americans have misgivings about the future of the economy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Alternative Davos

| Jan 25, 2006
Tens of thousands of participants are expected to turn out for this week's World Social Forum, billed as an alternative to the World Economic Forum in Davos. But as Brian Ellsworth reports, host country Venezuela may not be the poster child for an alternative to free-market capitalism.
Posted In: Canada

Google in China

| Jan 25, 2006
Google has debuted a new service for its Chinese users. You might say it's a business move with hidden costs... to free speech. Our Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports.

Lobbying reform

Hilary Wicai | Jan 25, 2006
A Senate committee with a reputation for bi-partisanship is tackling the issue of lobbying reform this morning. It's the first high profile step toward new lobbying rules and regulations in the wake of the scandal involving former super lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Casting a wider net

Tess Vigeland | Jan 24, 2006
First there was UPN and The WB. Now, there will be The CW. Today, the two struggling TV networks announced a merger. Tess Vigeland has the story.

No more free drug samples

Helen Palmer | Jan 24, 2006
A new study out today in a prominent medical journal calls for an end to the drug industry's practice of handing out drug samples to doctors. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

How conservative will Canada go?

Steve McNally | Jan 24, 2006
The conservative winner of Canada's election now has to figure out how to make good on his campaign promises to cut taxes and increase defense spending when he doesn't fully control the country's Parliament. From Toronto, Steve McNally reports.
Posted In: Canada