Jul 12, 2007

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Investors' global appetite growing

Jul 12, 2007
With worldwide investments expected to double to almost $300 trillion by 2015, institutional investors must now think Turkey and China. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the growing importance of emerging markets.

Hot consumers, advertising mess

Jul 12, 2007
A reality show debuting soon on BET is testing the limits of its advertisers. Before it's even aired "Hot Ghetto Mess" has some consumers threatening boycotts, and some advertisers pulling their spots. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.

Universal health care savings

Jul 12, 2007
Groups pushing for universal health coverage got a sort of economic backing today: A new study demonstrates that there are financial gains to be made by insuring everyone before the age of 65. Jill Barshay has details.

Internet real estate is booming

Jul 12, 2007
Website domain names start with price tags under $10, but some people are flipping them for big profits in a market that's starting to see 8-figure transactions. Jeremy Hobson looks at what's driving up the price of virtual real estate.

A better deal for Alcan

Jul 12, 2007
It's official: mining giant Rio Tinto has agreed to buy Canadian aluminum group Alcan. And the deal worth than more $38 billion easily tops the unwelcome offer from U.S. rival company Alcoa. Stephen Beard reports.

China's feeling squeezed

Jul 12, 2007
China is worried about its reputation, and rightly so, as importers throw up trade barriers. Responding to worldwide concern over the safety of its products, the government banned the use of a dangerous chemical in toothpaste. Scott Tong has more.

FDA overwhelmed by flood of imports

Jul 12, 2007
It's not just China... in fact, more tainted imports from Mexico and India were stopped by FDA agents last year. But only about 1 percent of all shipments are checked, and the FDA just can't keep up. Dan Grech reports.

Awash in corporate stock buybacks

Jul 12, 2007
In this huge wave of corporate profits, what you really want to see is a company spending its extra cash paying out dividends to shareholders, not buying back stock. Chris Farrell explains.

CEO puts Web'd foot in mouth

Jul 12, 2007
News that Whole Foods chief John Mackey has been criticizing rival Wild Oats in an online forum for investors has stirred up controversy, but that's not what might sink the organic grocery chain's bid to buy its competitor, reports Stephen…

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