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Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

Tightening the squeeze on Iran

Jul 31, 2007
Most of Europe's banks had already joined the U.S. in halting financial transactions with Iran in an attempt to pressure it into giving up its nuclear program. Now the last two holdouts have caved, but Iran may find other sources. Stephen Beard reports.
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Cheaper roaming in Europe today

Jul 31, 2007
The European Union has required mobile phone carriers there to cap roaming rates by today. But not everyone is sold on the cheaper calls, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Scotch whiskey's golden age

Jul 31, 2007
Bacardi is the latest booze maker to pour out millions in cash to step up production of Scotch whiskey as the spirit enjoys rising popularity among the fast-growing middle classes in emerging markets. Stephen Beard reports.
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Chavez swimming in oil profits

Jul 31, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls it "oil socialism:" upping taxes on foreign oil companies and forcing them out of the country if they resist. His strategy has alienated international investors, but he's got a bundle of cash, Dan Grech reports.
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Do the Hassle!

Jul 30, 2007
Long delays at London's Heathrow airport have earned it a reputation among travelers that's worrying government officials. They say it could be damaging the city's standing as a leading financial center, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

March may be on for Club Penguin

Jul 27, 2007
A social networking site for children run by a little Canadian start-up company is said to have captured the attention of big media companies who might be willing to pay as much as half a billion dollars for it. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Vaccine program milked for profit

Jul 27, 2007
G8 money backing creation of vaccines for the globe's poorest children may be getting misspent. Instead of selling immunizations at cost, Big Pharma companies are raking in big profits. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Will flow of yen dry up with stock scare?

Jul 27, 2007
The recent global buying frenzy has been fueled by relatively low interest rates on the Japanese yen. Consultant Roger Bootle says the downward turn in stocks could get worse if that flow of cash gets scarce.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Women lead protests in Zimbabwe

Jul 26, 2007
With inflation out of control and their country on the brink of economic collapse, women are taking to the streets of Zimbabwe to protest President Mugabe's policies. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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