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Pakistan weaves strong economic growth

Miranda Kennedy | Mar 30, 2006
It may come as a surprise, but Pakistan's economy grew more than 8% last year — almost as fast as China's. Much of that growth is due to American investors. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Toxic mines, polluted streams

| Mar 30, 2006
Nearly half of Rocky Mountain streams are contaminated from defunct hard rock mines, many more than a century old. It's a legacy that's beginning to chafe as fly rods and mountain bikes replace the iconic pick and shovel of the western miner. Sam Eaton reports.

The <i>legal</i> immigration crisis

Scott Jagow | Mar 30, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that there's a problem with legal immigration &mdash; there isn't enough of it.

Babies in bars

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 30, 2006
Some young moms and dads are bringing their babies, strollers and all, to bars in New York. Ashley Milne-Tyte talks with tavern owners to find out what effect the practice is having on business.

Border issues top talks between Bush, Canada's PM

Steve McNally | Mar 30, 2006
President Bush and Canada's new Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet today at a summit in Cancun, Mexico. Harper will likely want to discuss Canadian businesses' growing concern about stricter US border policies. Steve McNalley reports.
Posted In: Washington

Businesses wary of stricter oversight

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 30, 2006
In the wake of the failed Dubai Ports deal, lawmakers meet today to discuss strengthening government oversight of similar deals. Some business leaders worry the government might go too far. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

The cost of mental health

Helen Palmer | Mar 30, 2006
Most managed healthcare plans don't include coverage for mental illness. But according to a new study, offering coverage for such afflictions results in little additional cost. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Senate lobbying bill is weak, critics say

Tess Vigeland | Mar 30, 2006
The Senate passed a lobbying reform bill Wednesday on a vote of 90-8, but as Tess Vigeland reports, critics say the bill does little to change the status quo.
Posted In: Washington

Nasdaq withdraws London Stock Exchange bid

Stephen Beard | Mar 30, 2006
Nasdaq has taken back its $4 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange. The LSE had rejected a bid earlier this month. But as Stephen Beard reports, the bidding war probably isn't over.

India courts US energy companies

Miranda Kennedy | Mar 30, 2006
The oil minister of India is in Houston today to discuss plans to harness his country's vast coal, gas and oil reserves. Miranda Kennedy reports on what's at stake for US companies.