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Lucy comes to Houston

Aug 28, 2007
Later this week the Houston Museum of Natural will display the remains of Lucy, a 3 million-year-old fossil discovered in Ethiopia, but the exhibit is stirring controversy is some scientific circles. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Venetian rolls into Macao

Aug 28, 2007
It's almost exactly like The Venetian in Las Vegas, only this one's in Macao and it's bigger -- in fact now the biggest gambling resort in the world. The Financial Times' Robin Quong tells us about the new resort's ambitions.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

'Oh, so I was in an abusive relationship'

Aug 27, 2007
A South African group has added a twist to its mircofinancing practice by providing additional training to its entrepreneurs — which is allowing some women to say "no" to their husbands for the first time. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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Katrina's wrecks now Bolivia's headache

Aug 27, 2007
Cars damaged by Hurricane Katrina have been making their way into Bolivia for sale. "Katrina cars" are sold cheaply and look almost new on the outside, but have serious mechanical problems. Ruxandra Guidi has more.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Giving the U.S. bad rep by giving billions

Aug 27, 2007
Venezuela has been promising enough aid to its Latin American neighbors to make U.S. donations look a little paltry. But some U.S. policymakers say the country can't keep all of its promises. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Paying to put out Greece's flames

Aug 27, 2007
Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency due to the country's forest fires, and they're offering a hefty reward to anyone who can help nab the arsonists. Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Tata shopping for luxury cars

Aug 27, 2007
Indian steel and auto conglomerate Tata will likely be the proud new owner of luxury car brands Jaguar and Land Rover. And it could be a good match all around, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Brazilian political scandal hits frying pan

Aug 27, 2007
Dozens of officials in Brazil are accused of getting their palms greased to support the policies of President Lula da Silva. This week that nation's high court takes up the case that's been simmering for years. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

U.S. education suddenly a hard sell

Aug 24, 2007
Visa delays, an unpopular war and an immigration crackdown have made America a less appealing destination for international students, and that could be bad for the U.S. economy down the road. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada

Gazprom coming to the U.S.?

Aug 24, 2007
In a roundabout way, the Russian energy giant Gazprom could become major natural gas supplier to the U.S. according to reports in the Russian press. Stephen Beard has details.
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