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Good 'Bucks office?

Tess Vigeland | Jan 12, 2006
Today Starbucks announced it's teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment to promote the studio's films in its coffee houses. The move adds to an already-busy entertainment atmosphere at Starbucks. As Tess Vigeland reports, it's no longer all about the coffee.

Mending international fences

Kyle James | Jan 12, 2006
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Bush tomorrow. Relations between the two countries have been chilly due to differences over Iraq, but Bush and Merkel now have a shot at a fresh start. From Berlin, Kyle James looks at some of the economic issues in play.
Posted In: Canada

Record sales

| Jan 12, 2006
Congress may soon take up legislation dealing with privacy and cell phone records. Most of us assume the data about whom we call is private, but as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, that's not always the case...

Iran's nuclear stand pushes oil prices up

Bob Moon | Jan 12, 2006
Oil prices are on the rise again, partly due to a standoff between the West and Iran. Tehran announced this week they're going to resume work on making nuclear fuel. Bob Moon explains what that has to do with the price of oil.
Posted In: Canada

Iran, and India, and nukes, oh my

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 12, 2006
India and the US are hammering out a deal that would give India access to US civilian nuclear technology. But the ripples from Iran are affecting that, too. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Laissez les bon soldes roulez!

Eleanor Beardsley | Jan 12, 2006
Sales in France are highly regulated by the government; retailers are allowed to have only two sales a year -- summer and winter. Winter sales kicked off yesterday, and as Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris -- don't try this if you're an amateur.

Growth through innovation

Sam Eaton | Jan 12, 2006
Bold predictions abound that by 2030, if not sooner, China will become the world's largest economy. But getting there may depend on more than just making stuff for really cheap. To sustain that growth, China needs to move up the food chain. For our Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports from the southern city of Shenzen near Hong Kong.

Meet the Gao Family: Part IV

Scott Tong | Jan 12, 2006
All week we've been profiling a middle-class family in Shanghai - 30-something parents with a young daughter. Today we meet their housekeeper, Zhao Xue. She's 43 years old, and one of 200 million Chinese who have left the countryside for the city. It's a huge chapter in China's ongoing trend of urbanization. Scott Tong has her story.

Bankruptcies R Us

Bob Moon | Jan 11, 2006
Over 2 million American households filed for bankruptcy in 2005. Bob Moon reports that it wasn't just financial troubles; people were rushing to file before a Congressionally-mandated reform law made it harder to do.
Posted In: Economy

India flying high with Boeing

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 11, 2006
Boeing sold 68 planes to government-owned India Air today, which could be a pretty big deal for India. Boeing will spend $175 million on a repair facility and a pilot training facility. Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.