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Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jill Barshay | Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

House approves lobbyist reform

Steve Henn | Jul 31, 2007
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill today requiring lobbyists to disclose their contributions to charities with ties to members of Congress. But the bill has some contenders as it moves on to the Senate. Steve Henn reports.

Legal fees grease News Corp deal

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2007
Bancroft family members unsure about the News Corp deal realized today that they'd be on the hook for legal fees if things fell through. Kai Ryssdal talks about the change of heart with Aline Van Duyn of the Financial Times.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nanotech not a nano-sized threat

| Jul 31, 2007
There are still many unanswered questions about the safety of nanotechnology, but the FDA doesn't require any regulations when it's used in products. Commentator Bill Hammack says to be wary.

One company's trash is another's lawsuit

| Jul 31, 2007
Entrepreneur Tom Szaky found a way to harness the power of unusable organic material and turn it into plant food. But fertilizer giant Miracle-Gro thinks the product reeks. Alex Goldmark has the dirt.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Lawyers target distributors for liability

Steve Tripoli | Jul 31, 2007
When American consumers are injured by unsafe Chinese imports, it's hard to figure out who to sue. As Steve Tripoli reports, most lawyers here are choosing targets close to home.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Would the world miss us?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2007
If people disappeared from the planet tomorrow, nature would work fast to dismantle most anything man-made. Kai Ryssdal ponders a humanless world with Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us."
Posted In: Books

New restaurant labor law on NYC's table

Alisa Roth | Jul 31, 2007
Most New York City restaurants depend on low-wage workers, often immigrants who are easier to mistreat. So the city council will consider a bill that would put labor law violations on par with health code infractions. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration, New York

Waiting game for Murdoch

| Jul 31, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's future could be determined today. The boards of both Dow Jones and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp plan to meet and a deal could be approved, but it all hinges on a few Bancroft family members. WSJ reporter Sarah Ellison explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

More pork in Alaska's scandal

Steve Henn | Jul 31, 2007
Alaska's congressional delegation takes a back seat to no one when it comes to bringing home the bacon. The latest allegations implicate Republican Senator Ted Stevens. Steve Henn has details.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

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