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Andean free trade

Dan Grech | Nov 24, 2005
Trade talks between the US and three Andean nations are on the ropes today after negotiations broke down during the week. As Dan Grech reports, one of the sticking points is drugs, both legal and illegal.

Asia oil consumers

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 24, 2005
China, India, Japan, and South Korea sit down with Russian officials today to press their case that more Russian oil should be directed their way. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Bluetooth skiwear

Janet Babin | Nov 24, 2005
With a new line of skiwear, you can use your cell phone and iPod without even having to take off your gloves. Janet Babin reports.

The diabetes effect

Andrea Gardner | Nov 24, 2005
Diabetes not only impacts the health of millions of Americans, it's also taking a toll on the local economies where it's most prevalent. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Health

Chemical spill in China

Ruth Kirchner | Nov 24, 2005
China faces an environmental disaster after an explosion in a petrochemical factory. The accident's devastation highlights the huge environmental challenges afflicting China amid rapid economic growth. Ruth Kirchner has the story in Beijing.

No more last call in England

Stephen Beard | Nov 24, 2005
The British people can now get a drink at any time of day or night. In the biggest shake-up of the country's liquor licensing laws in almost a century, pubs and bars can serve around the clock. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

French people are traveling par avion

Bob Moon | Nov 23, 2005
The world's largest airline, Air France-KLM, reported great quarterly profits. But wait, isn't the airline business dying? Maybe not outside the United States, as Bob Moon reports.

Rockin' in the free-trade world

Amy Scott | Nov 23, 2005
Before world leaders gather in Hong Kong for a new round of trade talks, US officials are turning to Irish rocker Bono. A massive global trade pact, meant to boost developing economies, hangs in the balance. Amy Scott reports.

New rule, Brittania

Stephen Beard | Nov 23, 2005
Fat people will now be denied certain kinds of operations to cut costs in Britain's state-run National Health Service. Patient groups condemn the decision as callous and unfair. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

The big-and-tall store never had it so good

| Nov 23, 2005
Not long ago, the NBA instituted an off-duty dress code for players. At first there was a flood of complaints, but as Rich Thomaselli of Advertising Age reports, some are now discovering a business opportunity here.