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Trade sanctions don't faze Burma

Scott Tong | May 28, 2007
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in Burma.But despite economic sanctions imposed on the country in response, the economy there is thriving. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

More transparency in the cost of health care

Alisa Roth | May 28, 2007
A doctors' group in California is making the costs of several basic medical services available online. The idea is to compete against less-transparent health care providers. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Health

Fees on traffic congestion spread in England

Stephen Beard and Bob Moon | May 28, 2007
Manchester is considering taking a cue from London by charging drivers in traffic-heavy areas. Bob Moon weighs the pros and cons of the potential move with Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

You can golf till the cows come home

Rico Gagliano | May 28, 2007
Demand for tee time in smaller countries tends to make golf a bit on the pricey side. Rico Gagliano discovered a field in The Netherlands that found a creative way to keep prices down.
Posted In: Sports

Some media just sing louder

Bob Moon | May 28, 2007
CD sales are at another record low, but Aaron Pressman of BusinessWeek magazine says it may just be because our attention is elsewhere. He discusses the music industry with Bob Moon.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Employees never get sick of excuses

Amy Scott | May 28, 2007
Whether that nagging cough really has gotten ugly or you're cashing in on a hallowed mental health day, there are as many ways to call out of work as there are reasons to do so. Amy Scott prefers cayenne pepper.

Coke could be making another splash

Stephen Beard | May 28, 2007
Last week Coca-Cola bought Glaceau of New York. Today there are reports that Coke could take over Britain's second-biggest mineral-water supplier. Stephen Beard reports.

Afraid to leave work

Stacey Vanek Smith | May 28, 2007
A recent study found that nearly half of American workers don't take all of their vacation days. What is wrong with us? Do we love our jobs that much?Uh, not quite. Stacey Vanek Smith takes a look.
Posted In: Jobs

Candidates try to enter a younger space online

Youth Radio | May 28, 2007
Many of the presidential hopefuls have created pages on the popular social networking website MySpace. Alana Germany of Youth Radio checked them out.

In China, English lessons on speed dial

Scott Tong | May 28, 2007
So you're in China and you're dying to learn English. Can't get to class? Too pricey? No worries — the lessons can come to you on your cell phone. Scott Tong reports.