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A potato revolt in the Peruvian Andes

Janet Babin | Jul 19, 2007
Farmers in Cuzco are resisting a government drive to grow genetically modified potatoes, fearing they might contaminate indigenous varieties and kill efforts to market their organic produce. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Bittersweet anniversary for the homeless

Jeff Tyler | Jul 19, 2007
Sunday marks 20 years since the enactment of the first federal legislation to tackle homelessness, but the number of homeless has since more than doubled. Jeff Tyler looks at what happened and how advocates suggest we turn things around.
Posted In: Washington

Pearl sues Habib for bankrolling murder

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 19, 2007
Mariane Pearl, the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, has sued Pakistan's biggest bank. The suit, filed in New York, asserts that Habib Bank knowingly funded the terrorists who killed her husband. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

On the brink of patent reform

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 19, 2007
Big business is in a mad scramble of last-minute lobbying to sway Congress on the issue of patent reform, but there are competing camps with opposing goals. Jeremy Hobson lays it out for us.

There's no stopping China's economy

Lisa Napoli | Jul 19, 2007
China's government has been trying to put the brakes on its booming economy, but officials announced today that 2nd-quarter GDP grew 11.9% and consumer prices rose 4.4% in June. But they also say it's not necessarily overheated growth, points out Muir Dickey.
Posted In: Canada

Japanese quake breaks supply chains

Alisa Roth | Jul 19, 2007
Things will be quiet around Japan's auto factories for the next few days. The earthquake earlier this week damaged a major parts supplier, so three of the nation's car makers are shutting down plants. Alisa Roth has more on the economic aftershocks.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Aid to Zimbabwe sparks political fire

Gretchen Wilson | Jul 19, 2007
The U.S. has promised additional food aid to Zimbabwe as the humanitarian crisis there continues, a move that the country's officials are calling a trick to turn the people against them. But they'll still take the help. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Bernanke cites concerns with economy

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 18, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke told Congress today that core inflation shows signs of increasing, the Gross Domestic Product isn't looking so hot and, oh yes, there's that subprime mortgage thing.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Moody's hurt by its tougher rules

Jill Barshay | Jul 18, 2007
The investment rating service has made it harder for mortgage-backed bonds to get its top rating. As a result, it says it's now losing business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Changes vowed in pitching food to kids

Janet Babin | Jul 18, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission heard today from food companies that market to children. And the mere mention of government regulation prompted those companies to crack down on themselves. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington