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Campuses clamor for danger alert system

Andrea Gardner | Apr 19, 2007
Colleges across the nation have sought out better emergency notification systems in the days following Monday's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech. That's led hundreds of them to a company called Omnilert.
Posted In: Science

Twice the oil in Iraq?

Stephen Beard | Apr 19, 2007
A new IHS report claims Iraq is sitting on massive oil reserves — 100 billion barrels more than expected. But skeptics say there's no way the group can be certain of its findings, especially given the ongoing violence there.
Posted In: Canada

Fruit getting more expensive by the freeze

Janet Babin | Apr 19, 2007
Consumers could continue to see sky-high prices and shortages in fruit bins this year. First a January freeze devastated citrus crops in California. Now rain and unseasonably cold weather have wiped out entire apple and peach crops in the Southeast.

Wolfowitz asked to step down

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Apr 19, 2007
A top deputy at the World Bank has asked Paul Wolfowitz to step down, but he may not be going anywhere just yet. President Bush is standing behind the bank president, so it'll be a game of high-stakes politics if the board wants to force him out.
Posted In: Canada

Washington quarrels over CEO pay

Steve Henn | Apr 19, 2007
The House is set to approve a bill by the end of the week that would give shareholders greater say in CEO pay, but the bill's prospects of becoming law are bleak. It's opposed by the White House and many business groups.
Posted In: Washington

Hoping for a health care revolution

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 19, 2007
AOL founder Steve Case has put up $100 million of his own money on the belief that American health consumers are ready for a change. He's launching a website today that aims to give us "better choices, more convenience and more control."
Posted In: Health

Seeking a royal resolution

Dan Grech | Apr 19, 2007
Argentina and Uruguay are locked in a bitter dispute over a $1.2 billion paper plant on their shared border, so they've asked... the King of Spain to step in? Yes, it seems King Juan Carlos is something of a peacemaker in the region.
Posted In: Canada

Dems increase interest in student loan changes

Steve Henn | Apr 18, 2007
Key Democratic congressional leaders are demanding that the Department of Education make immediate changes to the federal student loan program. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ponying up more for Clear Channel

Lisa Napoli | Apr 18, 2007
At the last minute, two private equity firms have upped their offer for Clear Channel Communications. Will the higher amount satisfy the media giant's shareholders? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Medicare drug bill stalls

Helen Palmer | Apr 18, 2007
A bill to allow Medicare to negotiate cheaper drug prices failed in the Senate today, as Democrats couldn't muster enough votes to break a Republican filibuster. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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