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Teleconferencing meets 21st century

Jill Barshay | Oct 26, 2007
Video-conferencing technology has had a reputation of being choppy at best. But Jill Barshay reports a new wave of "telepresence" systems are good enough to convince some companies not to spend money on plane tickets.

Oil back above $90 a barrel

Stephen Beard | Oct 26, 2007
Although it was below $87 a barrel this week, oil shot up to a record $92 a barrel this morning in Europe. Stephen Beard explores what's behind this latest spike.
Posted In: Economy

Will 'Leopard' change spotty Mac sales?

Alisa Roth | Oct 26, 2007
Apple released the new operating system "Leopard" today, which allows easy switches between Windows and Mac applications. Alisa Roth reports this may encourage sales of Macs, which make up only 10 percent of computer purchases.
Posted In: Science

A salesman at heart

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 26, 2007
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts may be a nonprofit, but CEO Reynold Levy still needs to "sell" the business to grow in a competitive market. He discusses enterprising in the second part of his interview with Kai Ryssdal.

No defense for Europe's protectionism

| Oct 25, 2007
Europe spends considerably less on defense than the United States does. And when Europeans do spend, says commentator David Frum, it's not always very wisely.

Oregon voters to give billboards a sign

Ethan Lindsey | Oct 25, 2007
A special election on Nov. 6 in Oregon will determine the future of billboards along the state's well-traveled roads, where such signage has been tightly controlled for years. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Crime

Should old ISP have to forward e-mail?

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 25, 2007
The FCC is considering a request to require Internet service providers like AOL to forward your e-mail to whichever new account you're using now. Declan McCullagh at CNET explains why that might not be as logical as it sounds.
Posted In: Science

Rangel offers massive tax-reform bill

Steve Henn | Oct 25, 2007
The Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charles Rangel, has introduced a tax-reform bill that would lower taxes for 91 million families and overhaul the entire tax code to the tune of almost a trillion dollars. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Dems' subprime report is debatable

Jill Barshay | Oct 25, 2007
Congressional Democrats have issued an economic report on the mortgage meltdown and called for the Bush administration to prevent 2 million foreclosures in the next two years. But not all economists agree with the fine print. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. will need help with Iran sanctions

John Dimsdale | Oct 25, 2007
The United States has announced new economic pressures on Iran, with sanctions on banks, companies and military units. But, John Dimsdale reports, the White House can't go it alone in making the sanctions work.

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