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Expanding the Panama Canal

Lisa Napoli | Oct 20, 2006
Host Lisa Napoli talks to journalist Lucy Conger about Panama's upcoming referendum on widening its famed canal to accommodate bigger cargo ships — and how it could impact U.S. trade.

China stops bank transfers to North Korea

Ruth Kirchner | Oct 20, 2006
In a clear sign that China is prepared to increase pressure on Kim Jong Il to halt North Korea's nuclear program, some Chinese banks have stopped financial transfers to the isolated country. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Big beer pimpin' Jay-Z

Jeff Tyler | Oct 20, 2006
Brewer Anheuser-Busch has tapped rapper Jay-Z to help market its new Bud Select brand beer. And he's going to be involved as more than just a celebrity frontman, Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Two down, one big win to go for Spitzer

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 20, 2006
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer won two big legal victories yesterday. It's good news for a man who's hoping to be New York's next governor, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

One billion cell phones

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 20, 2006
The mobile phone has become such an integral modern-day accessory that annual sales of the device could hit a record 1 billion this year. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Science

Indian company flexes its buying power

Kyle James | Oct 20, 2006
Tata Steel has agreed to buy a European steel company for $8 billion. If the bid succeeds, it'll be the biggest takeover ever by an Indian company. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Tigermania hits stores

Diantha Parker | Oct 20, 2006
The Detroit Tigers are in the World Series for the first time in 22 years. Diantha Parker looks at what it means for merchandisers.
Posted In: Sports

Feathers flying at NBC

Amy Scott | Oct 19, 2006
NBC Universal will cut 700 jobs and slash around $750 million in operating expenses before the end of next year. Sluggish ad sales and viewership are to blame, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Six degrees of options backdating?

John Dimsdale | Oct 19, 2006
A sizable number of companies that have been backdating stock options share common board members, according to a recent study. The SEC is looking into the possibility that they helped spread the practice. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Trusting the e-vote

Janet Babin | Oct 19, 2006
Many states have switched to new paperless electronic voting systems, but some officials are worried about unforeseen technical glitches. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science