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Planning a trip to Rome?

Aug 15, 2007
A quick visit to the Sistine Chapel before lunch, perhaps? Good luck. Ever-increasing numbers of tourists are creating frustratingly long lines at Rome's most famous attractions, and headaches for the city's small tour guides. Megan Williams has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Heathrow expansion met by protest

Aug 14, 2007
As British officials struggle to attract visitors and improve efficiency at London's Heathrow Airport, environmentalists have set up camp to protest its expansion plans. They say more flights will mean more climate change. Stephen Beard reports.
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Bolivia issues an ultimatum

Aug 14, 2007
Bolivia has a wealth of natural gas, but it doesn't have the money to get it out of the ground. It needs foreign firms to help, and it wants help now. So it's told them to get moving or get out. That should speed things along, Dan Grech reports.
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Tourism drying up in Britain

Aug 14, 2007
A rather nasty exchange rate is the most obvious culprit keeping American and Canadian tourists away from the U.K., but other European countries with strong currencies continue to lure travelers, points out Stephen Beard. So what's the problem?
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Cash makes people feel better

Aug 13, 2007
Central banks around the world stuffed unprecedented wads of cash into their banking systems to stop last week's global market freefall. It's worked for now, but some in the industry are waiting for more bad news. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Sad development in Chinese toy recall

Aug 13, 2007
Mattel recently recalled nearly a million toys made a Chinese supplier because they contained dangerous levels of lead paint. Over the weekend, the head of that company reportedly committed suicide. Scott Tong reports.
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World markets shaken and stirred

Aug 10, 2007
The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis is now sending economic shockwaves around the globe. Major markets are dropping percentage points by the day, but will the fallout spill over and dampen overall economic growth? Debate is raging.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Virgin Air lands in Asia

Aug 10, 2007
With Virgin America now off the ground, British billionaire Richard Branson has jetted across the Pacific to announce a new partnership in Asia, where the demand for budget flights is booming. Sam Eaton reports.
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Politics at play with Petrocaribe?

Aug 10, 2007
Energy cooperative Petrocaribe allows countries like Jamaica and Haiti to buy oil through products like bananas and nutmeg. But some say the deal is just a way for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to push his politics. Brian Ellsworth reports.
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Fishing for ways to fight malaria

Aug 9, 2007
The malaria parasite's become increasingly resistant to drugs, so researchers in Kenya have a new approach: Stock ponds with Nile Tilapia. The fish eat malaria-carrying mosquito larvae. People can eat the fish... if they want to. Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Canada, Health

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