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Cheaper roaming in Europe

Stephen Beard and Lisa Napoli | May 23, 2007
Using cell phones across Europe is about to become much more affordable — as much as 75 percent cheaper. It's all part of the movement to bring E.U. member states closer, says Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada

Waiting. . . and waiting. . . for takeoff

Janet Babin | May 23, 2007
Summer travelers, be prepared for more airport delays than ever. The FAA has a plan to help reduce delays, but analysts say the root of the problem will remain: There's only so much pavement. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Travel

Middle East energy deal

Stephen Beard | May 23, 2007
Britain's BG Group is poised to close a historic deal to supply Palestinian natural gas to Israel. It would develop a large gas field off the coast of the Palestinian-controlled Gaza territory. But some big questions remain, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

A safer brand of toothbrush

Steve Tripoli | May 23, 2007
Two everyday bathroom products are everyday weapons in prison. So researchers at Johns Hopkins have designed razors and toothbrushes that can't be sharpened into makeshift knives. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Science

New regs for Fannie and Freddie?

| May 23, 2007
The two government-sponsored mortgage companies face a slew of new rules because of recent high-profile scandals. But the political winds in Washington aren't favorable. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Sarb-Ox revisited again

Steve Henn | May 23, 2007
Many small companies have struggled to cover the costs of following the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules, but exempting them could encourage the type of accounting fraud the law is intended to fight. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

U.S., China work on their co-dependence

Kai Ryssdal | May 22, 2007
As Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson met with his China counterpart, more reports of unsafe Chinese products surfaced today. Kai Ryssdal talks with China expert Ted Fishman about the U.S.-China relationship.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Plowing familiar ground

John Dimsdale | May 22, 2007
The House is digging into renewal of a <nobr>$98 billion</nobr> farm bill that includes funding for everything from food stamps to sugar tariffs. Early attention is going to farm subsidies. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

P&G concentrates on shrinking bottles

| May 22, 2007
Procter &amp; Gamble says it's doubling the strength of its detergents so it can reduce packaging and water use. But Pat Loeb reports that success will depend on whether consumers can change their behavior.
Posted In: Retail

Russia tightening control on natural gas

Stephen Beard | May 22, 2007
British oil giant BP has been told by the Russian government that it might lose its rights to a major natural gas field in Siberia any day now. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada