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Robots have rights too!

Stephen Beard | Dec 21, 2006
Or at least they could one day soon, say researchers who've been studying possible scenarios for the next 50 years. They conclude robots might play a major role in the global economy. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Science

Airlines fly into holiday season in the black

Dan Grech | Dec 21, 2006
For the first time in five years, the U.S. airline industry expects to be profitable. This week's holiday travel is just icing on the cake, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Travel

Women falling deeper into the wage gap

Hilary Wicai | Dec 21, 2006
A new study shows that women have made big gains in the workplace over the past five years — until you compare their paychecks with men's. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

IRS sweetens reward for whistleblowers

Steve Tripoli | Dec 21, 2006
A new law makes turning in income tax cheaters far more profitable, earning informants up to 30 percent of what the IRS recovers. Tax experts think it's a win-win solution, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Good news for struggling former students

Sam Eaton | Dec 21, 2006
The Department of Education may limit the fees universities can charge for collecting on defaulted student loans. Sam Eaton reports.

Iran admits its energy industry is suffering

Stephen Beard | Dec 21, 2006
Iran has admitted that its nuclear stance is sapping foreign interest — and investment — in its oil and gas project. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

India ready to deal for duty-free trade

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 21, 2006
A revamped trade law means auto parts and jewelry imported from developing countries may now be taxed. But India might be willing to reduce its own tariffs to keep duty-free benefits in the U.S. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

IBM cuts off stock options

Hilary Wicai | Dec 21, 2006
IBM is following the lead of companies that are trying to make corporate compensation more transparent by cutting off stock options to it board of directors. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Tallying up the cost of more troops

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 20, 2006
President Bush has suggested increasing the numbers of active-duty troops in the military. We take a look at what that might cost. Kai Ryssdal talks with defense expert Gordon Adams.
Posted In: Washington

There's a war on. Fund it right.

| Dec 20, 2006
Commentator Newt Gingrich says that six years into the battle against radical Islamists and brutal dictators we're still funding the effort as if we were in peacetime.