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The problem with China's currency

Steve Tripoli | Aug 1, 2007
U.S. complaint: The yuan's value is too low, which hurts the U.S.-China trade balance. So Congress today will consider new ways to help the Treasury Department pressure China and boost competitiveness. Steve Tripoli explains.
Posted In: Canada

U.S. finishes last in fuel economy

Lisa Napoli | Aug 1, 2007
A new report reveals that the U.S. is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fuel economy standards. Turns out even China tops us. Lisa Napoli has details.

A Turning Point?

Chris Farrell | Jul 31, 2007
Memory matters in the broad sweep of public policy. I was reminded of this reading the latest newsletter by Peter Bernstein, a market historian and...

Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jill Barshay | Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

House approves lobbyist reform

Steve Henn | Jul 31, 2007
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill today requiring lobbyists to disclose their contributions to charities with ties to members of Congress. But the bill has some contenders as it moves on to the Senate. Steve Henn reports.

Legal fees grease News Corp deal

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2007
Bancroft family members unsure about the News Corp deal realized today that they'd be on the hook for legal fees if things fell through. Kai Ryssdal talks about the change of heart with Aline Van Duyn of the Financial Times.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nanotech not a nano-sized threat

| Jul 31, 2007
There are still many unanswered questions about the safety of nanotechnology, but the FDA doesn't require any regulations when it's used in products. Commentator Bill Hammack says to be wary.

One company's trash is another's lawsuit

| Jul 31, 2007
Entrepreneur Tom Szaky found a way to harness the power of unusable organic material and turn it into plant food. But fertilizer giant Miracle-Gro thinks the product reeks. Alex Goldmark has the dirt.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Lawyers target distributors for liability

Steve Tripoli | Jul 31, 2007
When American consumers are injured by unsafe Chinese imports, it's hard to figure out who to sue. As Steve Tripoli reports, most lawyers here are choosing targets close to home.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Would the world miss us?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2007
If people disappeared from the planet tomorrow, nature would work fast to dismantle most anything man-made. Kai Ryssdal ponders a humanless world with Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us."
Posted In: Books