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Panel: Global warming fix isn' t so steep

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 4, 2007
In its third report, the U.N.'s International Panel on Climate Change says the cost of doing something about global warming might not be as much as we thought. Nancy Marshall Genzer discusses the findings with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Canada

Nuclear power's waste problem

| May 4, 2007
Nuclear plants make enormous amounts of power on very little fuel — with no carbon dioxide emissions. But there is that little issue about storing its radioactive waste. Geoff Brumfiel reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | May 4, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Better health care through better information

| May 4, 2007
The World Health Organization said today it will provide information online about clinical drug trials. Commentator Michael Millenson says today's news is just a start at addressing the broad issue of health care quality.
Posted In: Health

Sweden takes a shot at privatization

| May 4, 2007
Sweden's Absolut vodka, along with some other state-owned companies, might be coming on the market sometime soon. Claes Andreasson reports.

The High-Cost of High-Fee Mutual Fund Flops

Chris Farrell | May 4, 2007
High-cost mutual funds are hazardous to your returns. If everything is equal low-cost funds will outperform high-cost funds simply because of the...

Greening up the trucking industry

| May 4, 2007
The big-rigs that haul goods across the country every day belch clouds of exhaust and get gas mileage that makes SUVs look good. So one environmentalist started selling anti-pollution devices at an Oregon truck stop. Chris Lehman has the story.

Hollywood keeps cashing in on comics

| May 4, 2007
Spider-Man 3 is all but guaranteed to swing in and open the summer blockbuster season with a huge box office take. Comic books continue to deliver for Hollywood, and it has a lot to do with the geek factor says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

The movie theater lives!

Lisa Napoli | May 4, 2007
Doomsayers have been prognosticating the end for movie theaters for years now. But even in an age of DVDs and Internet video, they're selling more tickets than ever — and now some are taking the business public. Lisa Napoli looks behind the curtain.
Posted In: Entertainment

Kodak reeling from declining film sales

Alisa Roth | May 4, 2007
Once a household name in the photographic film industry, Eastman Kodak has so far missed out on the digital camera boom and is shedding thousands more jobs. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs