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Rising Rates

Chris Farrell | Jun 18, 2007
There's a lot of handwringing over the rise in long-term interest rates, especially when it comes to stock market values. But I'm skeptical for now...

Big banks want in on microfinancing

Scott Jagow | Jun 18, 2007
Major banking institutions are seeing profits to be made in microfinance -- and they're capable of doling out far more than the organizations currently making the loans -- but Michaela Walsh worries they won't reinvest in the poor local communities.
Posted In: Canada

Boeing flying high in Paris

Stephen Beard and Bob Moon | Jun 18, 2007
The weeklong Paris Air Show began today in Europe. Airbus has already announced a couple big orders for its planes, but rival Boeing is in such a dominant position, it's certain to stay on top of the industry for now, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

A Blockbuster vote for Blu-ray

Dan Grech | Jun 18, 2007
It's the Beta vs. VHS battle of our time... two rival formats for high-definition DVDs are vying for market share. A move by the nation's biggest DVD rental retailer could tip the balance. Dan Grech reports.

Diagnosis: Video game addict

Alisa Roth | Jun 18, 2007
If you just can't put down that PSP... you may need psychiatric help says the AMA. It's considering adding video game addiction to its diagnostic manual. But don't expect gamers to take the new label too seriously, Alisa Roth reports.

Must-have FT ups the subscription ante

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 18, 2007
In Europe, a copy of the Financial Times is as essential to business as the Wall Street Journal is in America. And the publisher might raise the single-issue price to $4. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Washington's new green party

Jill Barshay | Jun 18, 2007
Both Democrats and Republicans are working to make their 2008 national conventions the greenest ever. It may be all about appealing to voters, but regardless of motivation, activists happily point out, the environment wins. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Washington

Historic visit from Vietnam

| Jun 18, 2007
Vietnam's President Nguyen Minh Triet arrives in the U.S. today, marking the first post-war visit by a Vietnamese head of state. It's an occasion that carries a lot of economic and symbolic weight, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

North Korea finally gets its money

| Jun 18, 2007
It's taken much longer than expected, but with a little help from Russia U.S. officials have managed to get North Korea the $25 million it was promised as part of denuclearization negotiations. Daniel Schearf has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Why Not Index the World?

Chris Farrell | Jun 17, 2007
I understand the political reasons why the Clinton's liquidated millions of dollars worth of stock holdings in their blind trust....