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Clean energy on the fast track

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 21, 2007
A new UN report says an influx of investment in green technologies will help us reach renewable energy goals faster than expected. But, environmental groups point out, it's still just a drop in the fuel bucket. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada

Should you buy into private equity?

Bob Moon | Jun 21, 2007
The Blackstone Group today will announce share prices for its upcoming IPO, and it's not the only private equity firm maneuvering to go public. But will regular investors really get their piece of the private equity profit pie? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Private equity goes to K Street

Steve Henn | Jun 21, 2007
Major private equity firms are awash in profits, but all that cash flowing around has brought some unwelcome attention from Congress. And that's sent the industry scrambling for cover, where else? K Street. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Teaming up to police nano-threats

Amy Scott | Jun 21, 2007
Nanotechnology could radically change medicine, electronics and even help clean up the environment. But those tiny particles could also be a threat to human health. Amy Scott reports on a new nonprofit-corporate effort.
Posted In: Health, Science

Slave labor in China

Scott Jagow and Scott Tong | Jun 21, 2007
China has announced a nationwide inspection of labor conditions following revelations of widespread human trafficking and forced labor in brick-making facilities there. But that doesn't mean change is at hand. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Auto parts won't pay the same

Jill Barshay | Jun 21, 2007
The largest U.S. auto parts maker may get its wish to slash wages by as much as half. Delphi and the United Auto Workers reportedly are very close to reaching a new labor contract deal. And workers are expected to accept it, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Best DSL deal's on the DL

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 21, 2007
AT&T just came out with a high-speed Internet bargain that they aren't exactly going out of their way to promote to consumers. It had to begin offering the cut-rate service to get the FCC to agree to its merger with BellSouth. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Retail

Mortgage meltdown hits Bear Stearns

Amy Scott | Jun 20, 2007
Two hedge funds managed by Bear Stearns are on the brink of collapse, victims of the subprime mortgage market going south. Amy Scott reports that the trouble could spread beyond big banks.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Murdoch may want his space at Yahoo

Janet Babin | Jun 20, 2007
Rupert Murdoch reportedly is in talks to swap his social networking site for a 25% stake in Yahoo. Janet Babin has the 411.

Lenders face school-loan cuts

| Jun 20, 2007
Today the Senate Education Committee voted to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Jeremy Hobson has a report card for what the proposed changes would mean for student loan lenders large and small.
Posted In: Washington