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Paying a high price for bribery

Jul 10, 2007
China today executed Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of its food and drug agency, for taking payoffs from drug companies to OK untested medicines, one of which led to the deaths of 10 people. Scott Tong tells us what else China's doing to improve safety.
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Baseball's newest position: translator

Jul 9, 2007
Major League Baseball's rosters are increasingly being filled by foreign-born players, and that trend has translated into a new job opportunity for people fluent in certain languages, including baseball, Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs, Sports

Wanted: Parts for clean energy

Jul 9, 2007
There's been such a demand for clean, renewable energy in recent years that parts makers around the world are running short on the stuff windmills are made of, reports today's Wall Street Journal. Stephen Beard has details.
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Zimbabwe in crisis

Jul 9, 2007
Citizens of Zimbabwe have been faced with staggering 4,000% inflation, but President Robert Mugabe's latest move to address the situation is about to leave the African nation without food or gas to buy at any price. Gretchen Wilson fills us in.
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Landmark corporate trial gets underway

Jul 9, 2007
At issue in the civil case against Drummond is whether an American company can be held accountable for human rights violations committed elsewhere. The case is a first and its outcome could have far-reaching implications. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Immigration rules push Microsoft north

Jul 6, 2007
Microsoft announced it's expanding operations in Vancouver, Canada. The company said the move is meant to attract talent and avoid U.S. immigration rules. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration

Al Jazeera for a fee

Jul 6, 2007
Qatar-based TV network Al Jazeera has had a difficult time getting U.S. cable companies to pick up its English-language version since it launched late last year. But it has found a healthy niche of paid subscribers online. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Europe's fashionistas are changing

Jul 6, 2007
Trendsetters in Old Europe are spending more of their style dollars on MP3 players and cell phones and less on the clothes they wear, but clothing sales are up in the E.U.'s newest member states. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

How to solve child malnutrition

Jul 6, 2007
There's no question that huge numbers of impoverished people around the world are in desperate need of aid. But the debate over how to help them rages on: Education or welfare? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Nightclubs hear the sustainability music

Jul 6, 2007
Rockers around the world will go on stage tomorrow to raise awareness of global warming as part of Live Earth. But Rico Gagliano found some clubs in Rotterdam that are already putting the message in motion, from recycled everything to dance-generated power.
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