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Their own set of wheels

Youth Radio | Dec 15, 2005
Youth Radio's Nishat Kurwa checked in to tell us the story of Ben Bikes, a program in South Africa that donates bikes to schools so that students can make it to school on time. But are bikes... cool enough?
Posted In: Canada

Global higher ed

Scott Jagow | Dec 15, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that the growth of higher education in the developing world could have consequences for US competitiveness.

Sports ticket brokers

Lisa Napoli | Dec 15, 2005
With the college football bowl season almost upon us, host Lisa Napoli talks with business of sports expert David Carter about the business of ticket brokers.
Posted In: Sports

Border business

| Dec 15, 2005
With the House planning to vote to clamp down on illegal immigration, Carol King looks at a border business that thrives on legal immigrants.

Immigration reform

| Dec 15, 2005
The House is expected to vote on a new bill today making it harder for illegal immigrants to work in this country. As Gretchen Cook reports, many in the business community are crying foul.

Do they cause light lung cancer?

Helen Palmer | Dec 15, 2005
A decision is expected today in a case over whether cigarette maker Phillip Morris must pay more than $10 billion for allegedly marketing light cigarettes as a healthy alternative to regular ones. Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

A new go at $1 coins

Tess Vigeland | Dec 15, 2005
The mint is planning to unveil a new dollar coin that will variously depict the likenesses of all deceased US presidents. In light of the tepid response to the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins, why does the mint think Americans will warm to this new currency? Tess Vigeland has more.

Ford bulks up Expedition

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 15, 2005
Just when you though the age of the big SUV was over, Ford announces production of a stretch Expedition. Is this the right strategy for the ailing automaker? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Brazil pays back IMF debt

Dan Grech | Dec 15, 2005
Latin America's biggest country has announced plans to pay back a $15.5 billion IMF debt two years ahead of schedule. Dan Grech looks at why things are so good in Brazil.

Defense deals

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 15, 2005
Some big deals have going down in the defense business lately. Warship-maker General Dynamics is acquiring tech firm Anteon in a deal worth more than $2 billion. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, it's all part of a defense industry IT boom.