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Germans quit Quaero

Scott Jagow | Jan 3, 2007
The governments of France and Germany had been working to build a European alternative to Google — but Deutschland's new leadership is rethinking that plan.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Job rush on the Hill

Hilary Wicai | Jan 3, 2007
Lawmakers need staff and that means young and hungry Democratic job seekers are scrambling to get hired on the Hill as the new Congress moves in. Hillary Wicai has the story.
Posted In: Jobs

An invitation for corporate America

Jeff Tyler | Jan 3, 2007
As newly-elected officials prepare inaugural celebrations, some businesses see an opportunity to make a big donations with fewer restrictions and less public scrutiny. Jeff Tyler reports.

Staging the battle over taxes

Hilary Wicai | Jan 3, 2007
Democrats have big plans for their reign over the 110th Congress, but President Bush has other ideas — and some of the Dems' big promises might conflict with one another. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

But how do you like Vista now?

Janet Babin | Jan 3, 2007
Microsoft sent $2,200 laptops to about 90 bloggers to review its new Vista operating system — only it didn't ask them to send 'em back. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Plastic semiconductors on the horizon

Stephen Beard | Jan 3, 2007
A British company has unveiled plans to build the world's first factory for making plastic semiconductors — technology that could cut circuitry prices up to 90 percent. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Gold is in again

Scott Jagow | Jan 3, 2007
The price of gold has been going up thanks to private investors and up-and-coming world economies, and it could be poised to take off even higher. So what does that mean for the dollar?
Posted In: Canada, Economy

A 'perfect landing' for the economy?

Bob Moon | Jan 2, 2007
The Federal Reserve's efforts to steer the nation clear of inflation without crashing other parts of the economy might be working even better than imagined. Bob Moon reports.

Looking for a cure to high drug prices

Helen Palmer | Jan 2, 2007
An infectious-disease doctor from London says he's developed a new way of making a drug to treat Hepatitis C that could slash the cost of new therapies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Winter storm buries ranchers

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 2, 2007
In parts of the Great Plains, ranchers are scrambling to save livestock from yet another blizzard. Kai Ryssdal talked with Colorado cattle rancher John Stulp as he was out trying to help his herd.