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Trade delegation in San Francisco

| Oct 14, 2005
Looking to increase trade with the US West Coast, officials from Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province are in San Francisco today. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.

Tacking Amtrak's latest plan

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 14, 2005
Amtrak is considering spinning off its Northeast Corridor service into a separate subsidiary. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what the move could mean the ailing rail system.

John Snow's bad week

Scott Tong | Oct 13, 2005
In China, the Treasury Secretary has met with one disappointment after another. And today, he tried to get the Chinese people to do a little more shopping, a little less saving. Scott Tong reports.

Bird flu lands on the edge of Europe

Stephen Beard | Oct 13, 2005
Health officials confirmed today the flu virus found in Turkish birds is the one that has killed more than 60 people in Asia. The EU may set aside $1.2 billion to fight a possible pandemic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Katrina jobless hit 438,000

Dan Grech | Oct 13, 2005
The US economy is still weathering the effects of Rita and Katrina. And there's no sign of better job prospects ahead. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech has the story.

From New Orleans to Birmingham

| Oct 13, 2005
Cities that took in New Orleans evacuees are wondering how to cope with their new residents. Birmingham, Alabama wouldn't mind a few more. Tanya Ott reports.

Thinking about college

Sarah Gardner | Oct 13, 2005
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has convened a national panel on higher education to meet Monday. Will it result in a no-university-student-left-behind plan? Sarah Gardner has the story.

The shrinking public domain

| Oct 13, 2005
Shakespeare and Edith Wharton are in the public domain, but Spiderman may not get there. Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig wants to protect the public domain; he talks to host Kai Ryssdal.

Factories open — and close — in Swaziland

| Oct 13, 2005
Textile manufacturers around the world have been feeling China's presence in the market. In southern Africa investors have been have been pulling out. Megan Williams reports from Swaziland.
Posted In: Canada

Chris Farrell on mergers

| Oct 13, 2005
Host Scott Jagow talks to financial expert Chris Farrell about the growing pace of global mergers. Concerns over looming interest rate hikes in the US appear to be driving the boom.