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Will Germany brake for greenhouse gases?

Ethan Lindsey | Jan 15, 2007
Environmentalists want speed limits set on Germany's autobahn as a means of reducing carbon emissions. Ethan Lindsey reports that the proposal is prompting something of a national identity crisis.
Posted In: Crime

Just how golden is that globe?

| Jan 15, 2007
Tonight in Hollywood the Foreign Press Association awards the Golden Globes. While it's nice to have that statue on your shelf, we wondered: Does it do anything besides collect dust? Lisa Napoli reports.We asked Marketplace's Lisa Napoli to investigate.

Cities of the future

| Jan 15, 2007
The History Channel has challenged design teams to share their visions of three cities 100 years from now — and the future's not as bleak as you might think. Sandy Hausman reports.

Banks want you!

Lisa Napoli | Jan 15, 2007
Keep your old customers close, but your new customers closer. Banks are rolling out the perks to get you to switch alliances. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

UK defense contractor accused of bribery

Stephen Beard | Jan 15, 2007
The Guardian newspaper reports that Britain's largest defense contractor, BAE, paid a secret commission to win a contract with Tanzania. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada

Do Golden Globes equal box office cash?

Lisa Napoli | Jan 15, 2007
The Golden Globe Awards show will put the winning films back in the spotlight tonight, but will more movie ticket sales come with those shiny statuettes? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Congress turns to the kitchen table

Hilary Wicai | Jan 15, 2007
The Senate is focusing new attention on how workplace policies affect families at home. Hillary Wicai has the story.
Posted In: Washington

High Court weighs insurance case

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 15, 2007
Tomorrow the Supreme Court considers whether insurers have been complying with a consumer notification law. If not, payouts will be in the billions. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Job Files: Singing waitress

| Jan 15, 2007
On this week's Job Files, singing waitress Johanna Pinzler takes us out to a piano bar.

For retailers, it was a holiday season after all

Alisa Roth | Jan 12, 2007
Despite the usual concerns about consumer spending voiced before the holidays, the Commerce Department reported today that retail sales rose in December — to the highest level in five months. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy, Retail