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Pesticide debate

Sam Eaton | Aug 3, 2006
The EPA has until today to complete a review over the use of controversial pesticides banned in other countries. Sam Eaton looks at who stands to benefit if the agency approves the chemicals.

Rabbit redux

Andrea Gardner | Aug 3, 2006
VW's first post-Beetle model makes a comeback. Will it hit the ground running in the affordable car market? Andrea Gardner reports.

Vista woes

| Aug 3, 2006
More bad news for Microsoft: A survey out yesterday finds most businesses will delay purchasing the company's new Vista operating system for at least a year. Jason Paur reports.
Posted In: Science

India's electronic junk market

Miranda Kennedy | Aug 3, 2006
A new report says 70 percent of old computer equipment in the US and Europe winds up in New Delhi. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Natural gas prices ride along with heat wave

Steve Tripoli | Aug 2, 2006
Natural gas prices are at near-record prices as oil hovers about $76 a barrel. The high energy prices come at a time of record electricity demand throughout the country due to a heat wave. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Only $2 billion left to spend in Iraq

Hilary Wicai | Aug 2, 2006
The inspector general for Iraq reconstruction talked to lawmakers today and said there's only $2 billion left for rebuilding the country, with about 500 projects left on the so-called short list. How's the work going to get done? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Strong consumer spending . . . or inflation?

Bob Moon | Aug 2, 2006
Investors today were cheered by news of a 36% jump in 2nd quarter profits at Procter & Gamble. But where Wall Street saw a silver lining, others see a gray cloud in the form of inflationary pressure. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Entrepreneurs eye Cuba

Dan Grech | Aug 2, 2006
The health of Cuban leader Fidel Castro remains a state secret, but the partying has already begun in Miami. Entrepreneurs there are trying to figure out if they'll have a role after the leader is out of power. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Alternatives to raising minimum wage

| Aug 2, 2006
The Senate is still trying to hammer out a bill to raise the minimum wage. But commentator Glenn Hubbard says it's a bad idea.

Post-9/11 group: It's up to you, New York

Kai Ryssdal and Amy Scott | Aug 2, 2006
The agency charged with rebuilding Lower Manhattan after 9/11 says it's closing up shop. So what happens to the World Trade Center site and other projects? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: New York