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Save Social Security with killer incentives?

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 30, 2007
In his recent novel, author Christopher Buckley offers a modest proposal of sorts toward dealing with America's impending Social Security problem — government incentives for suicide. He discusses the idea with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Washington

What's in the black and read all over?

Alisa Roth | Mar 30, 2007
Big-city newspapers may be having their problems, but small community papers are still seen by companies such as News Corp as worthwhile investments. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, New York

A car race with grease-pit stops

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 30, 2007
A very different car rally took off from Washington, D.C., on its way to Costa Rica. It's called the Greaseball Challenge. It features cars running on restaurants' old grease and oil.
Posted In: Washington


Lisa Napoli | Mar 30, 2007
As the movement toward more sustainable living practices grows, so too does the need for standards that'll ensure the products on our shelves really are "greener."

Evening the trading field

Bob Moon and Scott Tong | Mar 30, 2007
For 20 years, U.S. companies have been complaining that China gives its companies an unfair competitive advantage in the form of government subsidies. Now it looks like the U.S. might finally be ready to do something about it.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Smoking's bad for your career

Helen Palmer | Mar 30, 2007
A study of women in the Navy has found that smokers are less successful in their jobs, especially those who light up daily. Could be all that extra time they spend smoking instead of working.
Posted In: Health

Chrysler bids due today

Amy Scott | Mar 30, 2007
Prospective buyers are putting the finishing touches on their initial offers for Chrysler today — or not. GM has reportedly pulled out, and other bidders may face strong union resistance.
Posted In: Auto

Sticking point with Brazil

Dan Grech | Mar 30, 2007
Brazil's Lula da Silva will visit President Bush at Camp David tomorrow. They've agreed to work together to promote the use of ethanol fuel, but U.S. tariffs on sugar-based ethanol are gumming up negotiations.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Yes, the Sexy Green Car Show

Stephen Beard | Mar 30, 2007
That's what they're calling the world's first low-carbon car show. It opens today in Cornwall, England and every vehicle on display is billed as being both non-polluting . . . and sexy.
Posted In: Auto

Big telecom winner: Qwest

Alisa Roth | Mar 30, 2007
Qwest, Verizon and AT&T have been granted the right to compete for the federal government's telecom contracts, a decision which propels Qwest into the top-tier providers. The big loser: Sprint.
Posted In: Science, Washington