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In-car Internet draws safety concerns

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 25, 2008
Chrysler hopes to counter lagging car sales by offering wireless Internet connections in its 2009 models, a plan that's got safety advocates shaking their heads. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Auto

Illinois, Countrywide in lawsuit

Steve Henn | Jun 25, 2008
The state of Illinois is suing Countrywide for unfair and deceptive business practices, claiming the lender designed mortgage products with Wall Street in mind. Steve Henn reports other accusations against the company.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

A harmful investment for Zimbabwe?

Stephen Beard | Jun 25, 2008
London-based mining giant Anglo American says it's acting out of a sense of responsibility by building a platinum mine in Zimbabwe. But critics say the project will prop up the Mugabe regime. Stephen Beard reports.

What it takes to fly through security

John Dimsdale | Jun 25, 2008
The Registered Traveler Program allows frequent flyers the ability to get through security faster. But some passengers would rather not let the government have an imprint of their iris. John Dimsdale has more.
Posted In: Travel

More protection for smart phones

Jill Barshay | Jun 25, 2008
Software firms are starting to focus on security for smart phones to help prevent loss or theft of important data. Jill Barshay reports we could start seeing cell phone viruses as soon as within six months.
Posted In: Science

Gates steps down from Microsoft

Janet Babin | Jun 25, 2008
Bill Gates is stepping down as the head of Microsoft to devote more time to his foundation. Janet Babin looks back at his career as an industry leader, the impact he had on the tech world and the company structure he left behind.

SEC checks credit rating agencies

Amy Scott | Jun 25, 2008
The Securities Exchange Commission is expected to announce a new proposal on credit rating agencies today. Amy Scott reports the SEC will propose reforms to make fund managers do more of their own research.
Posted In: Investing

Stop swinging the outrage pendulum

| Jun 25, 2008
Big government and big business are often in a power struggle over the market, and Americans swing between outrage at one or the other. But commentator Robert Reich says both are necessary parts of a modern economy.

Obama and McCain on Taxes

Chris Farrell | Jun 24, 2008
Hardly anyone disagrees with this statement: The nation's tax system is a mess. The U.S. tax code is riddled with far too many deductions, credits,...

Fake grass business is growing greener

| Jun 24, 2008
Busy lifestyles and increased attention on water conservation have fake grass manufacturers seeing a lot more green. Lenora Chu reports.
Posted In: Housing


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