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Streets lined with gold

Jun 9, 2005
As CAFTA is discussed on Washington, Mexico, the government is using the free trade argument to try to sell a massive coastal road project. It says it will help framers get their goods to market. But Mary Stucky reports that many Mexicans are wondering...isn't one Cancun enough?
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DVDs for opening weekend

Jun 9, 2005
Film studios have been struggling for years now with the problem of movie piracy. Just 3 days after the most recent Star Wars film opened, bootleg DVDs were for sale on the streets of China. Now Warner Brothers trying a new angle to disable pirates; Tess Vigeland explains.

An idealistic pragmatist gets, well, sexy

Jun 9, 2005
Carmaker Subaru has become a favorite of the part-sensible, part-savvy set. With their new line, though, Subaru is getting a little sexy. David Brown talks with Dan Neil, transportation writer for the LA Times.

Bioprospecting under the sea

Jun 9, 2005
A new report from the UN University Institute for Advanced Studies warns the deep sea floor could become a commercial free-for-all. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Black tie on a budget

Jun 9, 2005
Rent that tuxedo or go used? How about a gently-worn wedding dress — for less than 20% of its original cost? Jeff Tyler reports.

The new Chinese-American: business

Jun 8, 2005
Lenovo, which bought IBM last year, is at the forefront of a growing trend: Chinese companies are looking to invest in the U.S. Alisa Roth reports from New York.
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Upheaval in Bolivia: all about resources

Jun 8, 2005
Bolivia, rich in oil and gas, is in turmoil. The President has submitted his resignation, and thousands are marching in the capital city. Bill Faries, correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor is in La Paz, Bolivia.
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Bethel, Alaska: the priciest gas in the US

Jun 8, 2005
Today the federal Energy Information Administration said the average pump price will rise to $2.16 per gallon. Which sounds cheap to residents of Bethel, Alaska; reporter Gabriel Spitzer explains.

Should the Chinese float the yuan?

Jun 8, 2005
Despite a growing clamor for China to float its currency, Chinese officials say the country will make reforms at its own pace. Zanny Minton Beddoes has a suggestion for Beijing.
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A retirement community -- at age 28

Jun 8, 2005
Burnt out and laid off, Rodney Rothman moved into a retirement village at age 28 &#151; and got an early sampling of his golden years buffet. He talks with Lisa Napoli about his book, <em>Early Bird</em>.

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