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New fuels from a Petri dish?

Sam Eaton | Jun 28, 2007
Researchers have announced the development of synthetic bacteria that may one day be turned into planet-friendly fuels. Sam Eaton reports.

Cities want a better head count

Scott Jagow | Jun 28, 2007
U.S. census figures released today reshuffled the ranking of the nation's largest cities. More municipalities are contesting the Census Bureau's tally. Scott Jagow talks with one CEO who's helping them demand a recount.
Posted In: Washington

Mass. effort at cutting health spending

Helen Palmer | Jun 28, 2007
The Massachusetts health-care plan requires all residents to have coverage. So the state is trying every which way to make the insurance affordable. Helen Palmer reports on how it's doing.
Posted In: Health

Carrier-switching ideas for iPhoners

Janet Babin | Jun 28, 2007
If you have to have an iPhone and don't have AT&T as your carrier, you'll need to switch. And we all know how much fun that can be. Ah, but there are ways . . . as Janet Babin reports.

Is China ready for gay TV?

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 28, 2007
A Hong Kong-based private broadcaster is trying to lure an audience online with controversial programs created in a small Beijing studio. But the venture has its risks. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Flattery gets Apple everywhere

| Jun 28, 2007
Think what you will about iPhone-the-product, says commentator Jeff Steinbrink, Apple's real genius is in its marketing. You know, the marketing that makes us want to be iPeople, the kind whose lives are streamlined and effortless and fun-filled...

Women to the front of the line?

Janet Babin | Jun 28, 2007
Outta the way techies! One report says that women may surpass gadget geeks as the largest consumer segment likely to adopt the new $600 iPhone. And if it happens, that would defy history, reports Janet Babin.
Posted In: Science

Japan's vision: A robot in every home

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 28, 2007
The Japanese government wants most people to be using a robot by 2015 so it's pouring $35 million a year into robotic intelligence to make it happen. It's all about an aging population and shrinking workforce, Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Science

0% financing incentives are back

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 28, 2007
U.S. automakers are banking zero percent financing and rebates to clear their showrooms of 2007 model cars. Ford starts its sale today. GM did it two days ago. But what's this? Even Toyota's getting into the rebate game, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto

Ledbetter goes to Congress

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 28, 2007
Remember Lilly Ledbetter? She sued Goodyear after discovering she'd been paid less than male employees throughout her career. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost on a technicality. Enter Congress. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington