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Junk food

| May 26, 2005
Kids today have lots of choices when they go the school cafeteria. But the fare is often pizza, burgers, fries, and cookies. With childhood obesity on the rise, state legislatures are trying to get cafeterias to serve healthier food. But, as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, some schools are dragging their feet, because junk food helps them balance the books.

Chinese toys

| May 26, 2005
A new report today says 1 in 7 Chinese-made toys are unsafe. And the report itself is written by Chinese manufacturers. Curt Nickisch looks at what it means for toy makers.
Posted In: Canada

Indian textiles

| May 26, 2005
China now says it will impose duties on some of its own garments starting June 1st. That's Beijing's boldest response yet to concerns in the US over a flood of Chinese textiles. Last week, a federal task force announced plans to restrict imports of Chinese-made clothing. Trade officials say that will help protect US manufacturers, and save American jobs. But as Miranda Kennedy reports the move's more likely to help another big competitor.
Posted In: Canada

The Undocumented War - Part 4

| May 26, 2005
Everyone knows that thousands of illegal aliens cross the Mexico border. What many don't realzie is that it's a billion dollar business, with an organized network of traffickers branching out to cities all across the US. Reporter Scott Carrier met up with someone involved in the human smuggling business near Douglas, Arizona.
Posted In: Canada

Paparazzi

| May 26, 2005
You may not care about a picture of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt vacationing in Africa, and yet Us Magazine reportedly forked over $500 grand for one. The curious and lucrative world of celebrity photography inspired veteran photographer Peter Howe to write a book about it.

Cities take on global warming

| May 26, 2005
President Bush has declined to sign the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty designed to cool global warming. The White House says Kyoto would put the U.S at a competitive disadvantage. But more than 150 American cities have decided to comply with Kyoto anyway. They say they're thinking globally, but they also admit it helps them economically, and, as Curt Nickisch reports, it gives them a competitive advantage.
Posted In: Canada

Hedge funds

| May 26, 2005
You pay your money on Wall Street, you take your chances. There are after all no sure things in investing. But some things are a good deal less sure than others. For example, hedge funds. Here's Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Wall Street

Is the CEO in charge?

| May 25, 2005
Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy's fate now rests with a jury. He's on trial for fraud. Scrushy claims he was unaware that his subordinates were looting the company. Commentator Lewis Lapham asks, whatever happened to the CEO being in charge?

Central Asian pipeline provide additional oil

| May 25, 2005
A major oil pipeline is being opened across the Caspian Sea today. But will it lower the price of oil? Or just provide a more secure source? Gretchen Cook takes a look.
Posted In: Canada

EU member states draft constitution

| May 25, 2005
This weekend, French voters decide whether to ratify the new proposed EU constitution. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports on what Europe has to lose if France votes "non."
Posted In: Canada

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