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Something old, something new

Jun 10, 2005
In Israel, families spend thousands of dollars on weddings, and a lot of that money is for the all-important wedding gown. Nancy Updike has this story from Israel's wedding dress central: Disengoff street in Tel Aviv.

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.

In need of a basic skill set

Jun 9, 2005
After the close on Wall Street some good news for the tech sector: Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips came out with a positive mid-quarter update. Some hope this could signal the end of a long slump. Of course, that assumes there'll be enough scientists left working in the computer industry. Gretchen Cook has more.

Cooking the books?

Jun 9, 2005
Maurice Greenberg and AIG's former CFO are accused of fluffing up the books. Consumer activist and commentator Jamie Court isn't surprised — he asks, "isn't that just business as usual?"

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?
Posted In: Canada

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.
Posted In: Canada

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.
Posted In: Canada

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