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Golden anniversary in Europe

Stephen Beard | Mar 23, 2007
The European Union turns 50 on Sunday and people will be celebrating its history with free beer and sausage in the streets of Berlin. But as in many relationships, there's squabbling about the future behind the happy facade.
Posted In: Canada

Battle continues over war funding

John Dimsdale | Mar 22, 2007
The House is debating President Bush's request for emergency Iraq war funding. Neither the president nor some lawmakers are pleased with the bill's language requiring a troop pullout. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Borders says its future is online

Alisa Roth | Mar 22, 2007
Borders Books — struggling against Barnes & Noble,, and even Costco — plans to do more business on the Web. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail

E.U. agrees to 'Open Skies'

Stephen Beard | Mar 22, 2007
European Union transportation ministers have approved an agreement that's expected to increase airline flights and lower ticket prices between the U.S. and Europe starting next year. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Travel

Looking to take bites out of YouTube

Lisa Napoli | Mar 22, 2007
NBC and News Corp have made a deal with Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL to distribute television shows and movies online. Sounds a lot like YouTube? That's the idea. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Filters will do just fine

| Mar 22, 2007
The Child Online Protection Act was declared unconstitutional today. It's been tied up in the courts since it passed nine years ago at the dawn of the Internet Age. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime

Consumed with consumption

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 22, 2007
Author Benjamin Barber says the American economy has taken a wrong turn toward encouraging consumption — and that's not what capitalism was supposed to be about. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Immigration backlash in Texas

| Mar 22, 2007
While Washington might be looking for compromise on immigration, the Texas Legislature is considering bills that aim to make life tougher for illegal immigrants. Michael May reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico

Pimco on Sub-Prime

Chris Farrell | Mar 22, 2007
Paul McCulley, managing director at the giant money management company Pimco, writes an astute newsletter on Fed policy at (Bill...

Wal-Mart gave up too easily

Scott Jagow | Mar 22, 2007
Chris Farrell says if we want to clean up subprime lending, we need more than regulatory reform. He argues that we need to open up the banking industry to competition and, flaws and all, Wal-Mart is the company to do it.