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Jul 10, 2012

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Tomorrow in London, there's going to be a major conference organized by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to bring the focus back to family planning. We speak to Melinda Gates on why it is such an important cause for her and the foundation. The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones holds its annual shareholders meeting today in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news. And Pepsi gets into the yogurt business.

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Pepsi is getting into the yogurt business

Jul 10, 2012
But with so many competing brands, is there any room in the market for a newcomer?

Melinda Gates on providing contraception for women worldwide

Jul 10, 2012
The philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discusses why her latest effort is to provide contraceptive options for women around the globe.

Bus ridership is up across the country

Jul 10, 2012
Transit ridership across the U.S. has been steadily rising for more than a year. One of the biggest jumps came in Indianapolis.

BlackBerry maker RIM holds annual meeting

Jul 10, 2012
The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones, Research in Motion, holds its annual shareholders meeting today outside Toronto in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news.

RIM struggles to keep BlackBerry afloat, heads to annual meeting

Jul 10, 2012
One of Canada's best-known companies also looks more and more like one of the world's shakiest. Today in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM puts on a brave face for shareholders at its annual meeting -- maybe a little tricky when its share price is down 95 percent from its peak.

Regulators to define 'swap' under Dodd-Frank Act

Jul 10, 2012
Today, federal regulators are going to define the word "swap," -- and that seemingly simple act will set in motion a series of new regulations that are part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

Venezuela sends diesel to Syria, tests will for sanctions

Jul 10, 2012
Opposition supporters report more than 17,000 people have been killed during the 16-month uprising against the Syrian government. Today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Syrian regime is getting help from Venezuela in the form of diesel.

The question of adequate financial regulations

Jul 10, 2012
News this morning that Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclay's bank has given up $30 million in bonuses after resigning over that interest rate rigging scandal. And the scandal has brought up the issue -- yet again -- of whether current regulations on the financial industry are adequate.

Transparency International scolds U.S. financial companies

Jul 10, 2012
Corruption watchdog group Transparency International released a report today admonishing big business to do more to crack down on corruption. The report slams companies from China and Russia along with American financial services corporations.

Texas opts out of key health care reform provisions

Jul 10, 2012
It's been almost two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama's health care overhaul constitutional. Today Texas Governor Rick Perry has officially announced his plans to opt out of the Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges included in the Affordable Care Act.

PODCAST: Melinda Gates fights for women, Bob Diamond gives up his bonus

Jul 10, 2012
Tomorrow in London, there will be a major conference organized by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to bring the focus back to family planning. We speak to Melinda Gates on why it is such an important cause for her and the foundation. The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones holds its annual shareholders meeting today in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news. And Pepsi gets into the yogurt business.
Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda attend a ceremony presenting them with the 2010 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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Tomorrow in London, there’s going to be a major conference organized by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to bring the focus back to family planning. We speak to Melinda Gates on why it is such an important cause for her and the foundation. The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones holds its annual shareholders meeting today in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news. And Pepsi gets into the yogurt business.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC