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There's no stopping China's economy

Jul 19, 2007
China's government has been trying to put the brakes on its booming economy, but officials announced today that 2nd-quarter GDP grew 11.9% and consumer prices rose 4.4% in June. But they also say it's not necessarily overheated growth, points out Muir Dickey.
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Japanese quake breaks supply chains

Jul 19, 2007
Things will be quiet around Japan's auto factories for the next few days. The earthquake earlier this week damaged a major parts supplier, so three of the nation's car makers are shutting down plants. Alisa Roth has more on the economic aftershocks.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Aid to Zimbabwe sparks political fire

Jul 19, 2007
The U.S. has promised additional food aid to Zimbabwe as the humanitarian crisis there continues, a move that the country's officials are calling a trick to turn the people against them. But they'll still take the help. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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Another day, a weaker dollar

Jul 18, 2007
The dollar continues its decline against the British pound and the euro today. But while American tourists headed overseas may be rethinking their budgets, U.S. companies stand to profit. Stephen Beard explains.
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When pollution's not the priority

Jul 18, 2007
There are trends toward improving air pollution in parts of China, says Financial Times reporter Muir Dickey, but the government of the rapidly industrializing nation has given economic growth top billing for the past 20 years... and it shows.
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One man's rat . . . might be dinner

Jul 17, 2007
Heavy rains in central China have led to deadly landslides and floods that have driven billions of rodents out into the open. So some enterprising folks there are catching the critters and selling them to restaurants in southern China. Stephen Beard reports.
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International Barbie boosts Mattel sales

Jul 16, 2007
Despite some recent struggles, Mattel has proven that playing with dolls can turn a profit. The biggest U.S. toymaker announced 2nd-quarter sales rose about 7%. But Jeff Tyler reports that the success is coming from a place you might not expect.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Fuel prices could leave more hungry

Jul 16, 2007
The World Food Program says it's going to be harder to feed the world's hungry on its budget. Gas prices and the production of biofuels are pushing produce prices off the charts. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

China turns table on unsafe food claims

Jul 16, 2007
Late last week, China banned imports from major U.S. food suppliers. The companies say the Chinese government is just lashing out and trying to create the impression that dangerous food is everywhere to take the focus off its products. Scott Tong reports.
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British judges are wiggin' out

Jul 13, 2007
A ruling this week in the U.K. removes the centuries-old tradition of judges and lawyers wearing wing collars and horse-hair wigs in non-criminal cases. It'll save the government a bundle, but it's a harsh sentence for blokes in the legalwear business.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

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