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Myanmar sanctions missing a few gems

Oct 1, 2007
In response to the events in Myanmar last week, the U.S. imposed new economic sanctions. But critics say they're not strong enough -- particularly regarding the country's lucrative gem trade. Amy Scott reports.
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Every dog has its last day

Sep 28, 2007
This weekend is the last for the regular Major League Baseball season, and that means no ballpark franks for awhile. Jeremy Hobson reports on how the national passtime is a crucial sales time for the hot dog industry.
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Living with China's different speeds

Sep 25, 2007
As China races to soon become the number three economy in the world, many aspects of its economy and society are still catching up. Our man in Shanghai, Scott Tong, shares experiences and observations from his daily life there.
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Wal-Mart looks for more green

Sep 24, 2007
Wal Mart says it will begin asking its suppliers to voluntarily measure and report their climate-warming carbon emissions. How much impact will it have? Sam Eaton reports.
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Halo3 takes publicity drive to next level

Sep 21, 2007
This weekend brings the final push of a nearly year-long media blitz that you might have managed to tune out -- unless you live with a video gamer. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Mattel to China: We didn't play nice

Sep 21, 2007
Mattel issued a statement today. No, not another toy recall. This one was an apology to the people of China. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail
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Gas-price rise expected to trickle out

Sep 21, 2007
Crude oil closed at $81.62 a barrel in New York today, up 35% since January. And yet, the mysteries of the refining pipeline have kept gas prices essentially flat since the beginning of summer. Jeff Tyler reports on the disconnect -- and why it's not expected to last.
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Not just for cubic zirconia

Sep 20, 2007
QVC does more than sell jewelry to you while you sit on the couch. To prove it, the company is trying something new: its first ad campaign in 21 years. Lisa Napoli has more.
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Music biz's future rests on key changes

Sep 19, 2007
When it comes to file sharing and illegal downloads, it's the big music labels that complain the loudest about being ripped off. Bob Moon reports on some ideas that might help the recording industry face the musical future.
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Inflation turns on global economy

Sep 19, 2007
For the first time in almost a year the Consumer Price Index dropped in August. Roll that in with the reported drop in wholesale prices and it's a nifty economic shapshot, no? But Jill Barshay reports the picture's actually not so clear.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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