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Reading the trade deficit tea leaves

John Dimsdale | Apr 12, 2006
The US trade deficit shrank a bit in February. The politically-sensitive deficit with China dropped 22%. Some see today's Commerce Department report as a sign of strength in the US economy. But dig a little deeper into the numbers, and the news isn't all good, as John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Outlook hazy

Alisa Roth | Apr 12, 2006
With more than 100 cases of rare fungal eye infections tied to one of Bausch and Lomb's contact lens products, major retailers are rushing to pull products off the shelves. Meanwhile, Bausch and Lomb's CEO said today the company will likely miss the April 30 deadline to file its 2005 annual report. Alisa Roth reports.

The Massachusetts health plan - how will it work?

Helen Palmer | Apr 12, 2006
Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has signed a bill guaranteeing almost all Massachusetts residents health insurance. But the governor vetoed a key portion of the bill: A fine for businesses that don't provide health insurance. Helen Palmer reports on how, and if, this plan can be put into action.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Do you know where your sushi comes from?

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 12, 2006
Kai talks with Chicago Tribune reporter Monica Eng about her article in today's paper on the country's unofficial sushi king. Eng and her fellow reporters write that the controversial church leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon supplies most of the nation's estimated 9,000 sushi restaurants with fish.

Not ALL newspapers are doing badly...

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 12, 2006
Circulation and revenue numbers continue to reflect the troubles many newspapers are experiencing. But some papers can actually brag that their circulation is on the rise. Their papers just happen to be written in Spanish. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Mexico feels the China squeeze

| Apr 12, 2006
Mexico sends 90% of its manufactured goods to the United States. But as China's share of US imports expands, Mexico is worried it may soon be shut out of the market. Jordana Gustafson reports.
Posted In: Canada

The pitter patter of little deductions

| Apr 12, 2006
Childcare costs are rising at three times the rate of inflation. Some parents want the IRS to show a little mercy come tax time. Commentator Amelia Tyagi explains why.

Raising dough by selling bread

Rachel Dornhelm | Apr 12, 2006
Once the Jewish holiday Passover starts tonight, observant Jews will not be allowed to eat - or even own - any food containing leavening agents for eight days. This year, some people are going online to get rid of their prohibited food. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

A model health care plan

| Apr 12, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that Massachusetts' plan requiring people who can afford health insurance to buy it is no different than requiring drivers to carry auto insurance.

Women are day laborers, too

Alisa Roth | Apr 12, 2006
When we think of day laborers we usually think of men. But Alisa Roth reports on a corner in Brooklyn where the job seekers are women.

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