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China tinkers with smog repair

Aug 22, 2007
The IOC has warned Beijing that it needs to do something about its pollution problem or risk losing some events during the 2008 Olympics. So the Chinese government forced some 1.3 million cars off the roads in a four-day experiment to clean up the air.
Posted In: Canada

Japan, India come together

Aug 22, 2007
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting India with 200 Japanese executives in tow. The motivation behind the high-profile visit: Both countries are looking for economic allies as they warily eye China's rise. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Canada

Even homework gets outsourced

Aug 21, 2007
Globalization has reached grade school. Thanks to the Internet and a little entrepreneurial spirit, some students are getting help with their studies from tutors on the other side of the world. Francesca Segre reports.
Posted In: Canada

Swiss bank head: Reality striking back

Aug 20, 2007
Switzerland's central bank chairman took off the gloves over the weekend, predicting in press interviews that we haven't seen the end of the crisis in world financial markets, thanks to the U.S. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada, Investing, Wall Street

NASDAQ gives up on London

Aug 20, 2007
The London Stock Exchange rebuffed its takeover advances earlier this year, so NASDAQ announced this morning it's putting its 31 percent stake in LSE up for sale. It's got its eye on another exchange now, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Tough times for 'Three Amigos'

Aug 20, 2007
The annual meeting of North American presidents, designed to integrate the economies of the the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has earned the nickname "Three Amigos Summit." But relations are strained among these so-called friends, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Big Ben silenced for repairs

Aug 17, 2007
The bells at London's famed clock tower have been quieted so some of its 148-year-old parts can be replaced. That they lasted that long is a marvel of Victorian engineering, explains Keeper of the Great Clock Mike McCann.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Hello...Skype? Anyone there?

Aug 17, 2007
Online phone provider Skype is still working on its network this morning after a software crash yesterday left some 220 million users without service. Critics say the incident highlights a glaring flaw, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Mexico's dream port coming true

Aug 17, 2007
Mexico has plans on the drawing board for a brand new megaport that just might become reality, but neighboring ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles aren't too worried about the competition. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Asian markets fall hard

Aug 17, 2007
The Japanese yen is fast gaining strength against the dollar, but that could be bad for Japan's heavily export-dependent economy. Really bad. Economist Andrew Hilton explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

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