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China's feeling squeezed

Jul 12, 2007
China is worried about its reputation, and rightly so, as importers throw up trade barriers. Responding to worldwide concern over the safety of its products, the government banned the use of a dangerous chemical in toothpaste. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Canada

Mortgage meltdown, shrinking dollar

Jul 11, 2007
The subprime mortgage fallout just keeps on coming as the U.S. dollar hits another all-time low against the euro. And that could spook international investors as well as would-be American tourists. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Alcan may be able to foil Alcoa bid

Jul 11, 2007
Canadian aluminum maker Alcan has been in a bind for the last two months, fighting off a hostile takeover from U.S. rival Alcoa. Today there's word that Alcan may have found a willing partner in London-based Rio Tinto. Michael Hlinka gives us the back story.
Posted In: Canada

Real estate still booming in Koreatown

Jul 10, 2007
Developers and realtors in pockets of Southern California are channeling a new stream of South Korean investment money to stave off the slump that's hit much of the U.S. housing market. Lenora Chu has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

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.
Posted In: Canada

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

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.
Posted In: Canada

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.
Posted In: Canada

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

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