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Brits must stamp out foot & mouth again

Aug 6, 2007
The U.K.'s meat and livestock industry is still suffering the effects of 2001's foot and mouth disease outbreak, not to mention mad cow, so the government's acting swiftly to minimize the impact of this latest case. Stephen Beard reports.
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To educate a workforce or import one?

Aug 6, 2007
The British government is asking businesses to foot part of the bill to educate the millions of citizens there who lack basic literacy skills. Some have embraced the idea, but a major business coalition says N-O. Stephen Beard reports.
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Gas strike halts South Africa

Aug 6, 2007
Striking workers are paralyzing South Africa's oil industry, not to mention its roadways. Employees of the southern hemisphere's largest oil refinery walked off the job last week and drivers there are running on empty. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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A Swiss Army Knife, made in China?

Aug 3, 2007
There's a good chance a new version of the venerable brand might carry a "made in China" label. It's a case of national identity vs. production costs. Janet Babin reports on the uproar over a pocket knife.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Y'all come back now, amigos

Aug 3, 2007
Texas attracts more visitors from Mexico than from any other country. And with tourism down due in part to heavy rains, cities like San Antonio are doing all they can to get a piece of the action. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Travel

Toy recall raises timing questions

Aug 2, 2007
Removing all of the million recalled toys from shelves is a logistically complicated task for Mattel, which may explain the company's questionable timing. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

How super is the U.S. market for Tesco?

Aug 2, 2007
British grocery giant Tesco plans to roll out 100 stores in the western United States during the next year -- many of them in the kinds of places other supermarkets won't go. Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

U.S. still a good sport towards China

Aug 2, 2007
Despite problems with tainted imports, the U.S. still wants to do business in China, and is doing so increasingly through sports. Kai Ryssdal talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Peace propels property values in N. Ireland

Aug 2, 2007
After decades of violence, Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant parties finally signed a peace deal in 1998. The changes since haven't been just political. The region is also experiencing an unprecedented housing boom. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Put away your China-made toys

Aug 2, 2007
Mattel's Fisher-Price is recalling some $30 million worth of toys made in China because the paint used on them may contain too much lead. Geoff Dyer explains why this particular case is an unusually worrying one.
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