Jul 13, 2007

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Island shopping

Jul 13, 2007
You know you've always wanted your own private island escape. Turns out there are plenty of these jewels for sale... and you only have to be moderately wealthy to afford them. Chana Joffe-Walt checks out some property off the Seattle…

Outsourcing, it's in the mail

Jul 13, 2007
The U.S. Postal Service has been handing more and more delivery routes to private contractors and letter carriers don't like it. Yesterday they agreed on wages and benefits, but the use of outside contractors still needs to be addressed. Jill…

The Return of the 3D Movie!

Jul 13, 2007
Filmgoers can expect to see more of this throwback to the 1950s coming out of Hollywood. The glasses are still goofy but the technology is all grown up, and studio execs expect audiences will keep paying more for the improved…

British judges are wiggin' out

Jul 13, 2007
A ruling this week in the U.K. removes the centuries-old tradition of judges and lawyers wearing wing collars and horse-hair wigs in non-criminal cases. It'll save the government a bundle, but it's a harsh sentence for blokes in the legalwear…

It's a market rally ripple

Jul 13, 2007
Following Wall Street's record-setting day yesterday, markets around the world went up, up, up today. But some folks are still worried about the weak dollar and inflation... and one of them might be Ben Bernanke, says money manager David Buik.

Hollywood's recalculating residuals

Jul 13, 2007
The big movie and TV studios wants to come up with a new formula for how residuals are paid to writers, actors and directors get when their work is rebroadcast, but they could have a big fight on their hands.…

Ecospot: Shoot an ad, win a hybrid

Jul 13, 2007
Al Gore is following up on his global rock concert with a new contest to create ads raising awareness of climate change. And the YouTube generation is welcome to join in on the fun. Dan Grech reports.

Lots of American kids still in poverty

Jul 13, 2007
A government report card on child well-being out today will show that we haven't made any progress lowering the child poverty rate in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson has details.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC