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Marketplace for Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Villagers accuse China of land grab

Chinese officials are condemning houses damaged by the recent earthquake as part of the clean-up effort, but some residents fear officials are just paving the way for new development. Lisa Chow reports.

British firms fund Mugabe regime

Although Britain has sanctions against Zimbabwe's government, some British-owned businesses are still pumping money into the African nation. Stephen Beard reports.

Mexican cartels look north for arms

Violence across Mexico has intensified as the government has fought against the country's powerful drug cartels, often well-armed from the U.S. Host Bob Moon asks journalist James Verini what can be done to stem the cross-border arms trade.
Posted In: Crime, Mexico

Bill Gates' management style lives on

As the co-founder of Microsoft leaves to focus on his charitable work, the business world pauses to look back on the legacy of one of the most successful businessmen in history. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

U.S. lifts sanctions on North Korea

After North Korea released details on its nuclear program, President Bush lifted some sanctions against the communist nation. Host Bob Moon talks with professor David Kang about the impact of the new developments.

California unveils climate reforms

California has released its plans to achieve the goals of landmark global warming legislation it passed in 2006. The state wants to reduce greenhouse emissions and ramp up renewable energy production by 2020. Sam Eaton reports.

Sellers won't budge in down market

Home sellers who managed to avoid foreclosure are now posting some pretty steep asking prices, which could draw out the housing crisis even longer. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing

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