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Logging the Amazon

| Mar 3, 2006
The Brazilian government has opened the door to logging in the Amazon, and environmentalists are applauding the move. From Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Prada tells us why.
Posted In: Canada

Oil and Iran

Stephen Beard | Mar 3, 2006
A broken EU meeting with Iran sends oil prices higher. Stephen Beard reports.

And the 'Brandy' goes <nobr>to . . .</nobr>

Lisa Napoli | Mar 3, 2006
You've heard of the Oscars, of course. But what about the "Brandies"? These Hollywood trophies go to the company with the most product placement in movies. Lisa Napoli explains.

Debt payments

Dan Grech | Mar 3, 2006
Colombia has joined Brazil and Venezuela in using surging revenue from commodity exports to pay down their foreign debt. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Job Files: Mystery shopper

| Mar 3, 2006
This installment of the Job Files looks at a spy disguised as a customer.

Lobbying reform

Scott Tong | Mar 2, 2006
The Senate takes up lobbying reform again today. Some of the proposals include an independent ethics office to police interactions between lawmakers and lobbyists. Scott Tong has more.

Mine safety hearings

John Dimsdale | Mar 2, 2006
In the Senate today, there were hearings about the state of mine safety and health. The hearings come after 24 people have died in American mining accidents in 2006. John Dimsdale reports.

New ten spot

Amy Scott | Mar 2, 2006
Also, the Treasury department unveils the new ten dollar bill today. It's the latest colorful effort against counterfeiting... but it's not great news for the vending machine industry, which has to spend millions every time a new bill comes out. Amy Scott takes a look at the new Hamiltons.
Posted In: Economy

US-Indian nuclear deal

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 2, 2006
It's not often you hear about nuclear power being used to reduce political tension between two countries. But that's the way today's deal between the US and India is being spun. President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signed the agreement this morning. The United States will help India develop its civilian nuclear power program.

The new Indian consumer

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 2, 2006
President Bush is in India this week on his first-ever presidential visit to the country. Kai Ryssdal will speak with Scott Bayman, the president of GE in India, about the new Indian consumer.