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Canada Goes South

S&P 500 Catches Cold, Canadian Firms Catch Pneumonia
The Toronto-based National Post reports that Standard & Poor’s decision to drop five Canadian companies from its index has caused major headaches up North: Nortel Networks, one of the five, “will likely see its stock dip below a 16-year low, as 327 million shares that are owned by the ‘index community’ will be looking for buyers at a time when the Canadian company is finding it tough to lure investors.”

Don’t Reign on His Parade
Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News “falls gaga in love with Reign of Fire.”

The Technology Secrets of Cocaine Inc.
Business 2.0
reports that “one of the world’s most sophisticated IT infrastructures” helps Colombian cartels smuggle more drugs than ever before.