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Starbucks heads south of the border

Jul 23, 2007
The seemingly everpresent coffee-and-lifestyle retailer is looking to perk up its stale stock numbers with a caffeinated push in Tijuana, the busiest border crossing in the world. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Retail

Poll: Saying 'no' to globalization

Jul 23, 2007
A new poll finds that consumers on both sides of the Atlantic feel their lifestyles are threatened by cheap labor in China and India. Well-heeled executives should pay more taxes, too. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Vodafone pressured on Verizon stakehold

Jul 23, 2007
One of the European telecom giant's biggest shareholders wants to drop its big stake in Verizon Wireless. But that won't go over well with other shareholders who like the U.S. firm. We get the lowdown from Andrew Parker.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Harley-Davidson accelerates overseas

Jul 19, 2007
Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle maker, said today its profits are roaring ahead overseas. But here at home they've slipped into reverse. Why? Stephen Beard takes a look.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Hershey reports a profit meltdown

Jul 19, 2007
The candy maker says profits over the past three months tumbled 96% compared with last year. The slide comes as Hershey is cooking up ways to fix its milk chocolate business, get into the premium chocolate market, and expand abroad. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

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.
Posted In: Canada

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.
Posted In: Canada

Pearl sues Habib for bankrolling murder

Jul 19, 2007
Mariane Pearl, the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, has sued Pakistan's biggest bank. The suit, filed in New York, asserts that Habib Bank knowingly funded the terrorists who killed her husband. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

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.
Posted In: Canada

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