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Oct 20, 2006

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Tigermania hits stores

Oct 20, 2006
The Detroit Tigers are in the World Series for the first time in 22 years. Diantha Parker looks at what it means for merchandisers.

China stops bank transfers to North Korea

Oct 20, 2006
In a clear sign that China is prepared to increase pressure on Kim Jong Il to halt North Korea's nuclear program, some Chinese banks have stopped financial transfers to the isolated country. Ruth Kirchner reports.

One billion cell phones

Oct 20, 2006
The mobile phone has become such an integral modern-day accessory that annual sales of the device could hit a record 1 billion this year. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Big beer pimpin' Jay-Z

Oct 20, 2006
Brewer Anheuser-Busch has tapped rapper Jay-Z to help market its new Bud Select brand beer. And he's going to be involved as more than just a celebrity frontman, Jeff Tyler reports.

Two down, one big win to go for Spitzer

Oct 20, 2006
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer won two big legal victories yesterday. It's good news for a man who's hoping to be New York's next governor, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

It's hockey season!

Oct 20, 2006
The lockout is history and fans are back, but hockey still has a lot of room to grow. Host Scott Jagow talks with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about efforts to grow the sport beyond its traditional fan base.

Expanding the Panama Canal

Oct 20, 2006
Host Lisa Napoli talks to journalist Lucy Conger about Panama's upcoming referendum on widening its famed canal to accommodate bigger cargo ships — and how it could impact U.S. trade.

Indian company flexes its buying power

Oct 20, 2006
Tata Steel has agreed to buy a European steel company for $8 billion. If the bid succeeds, it'll be the biggest takeover ever by an Indian company. Kyle James reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC