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Governor travels on nonprofits' dime

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 5, 2007
California Gov. Schwarzenegger has let charities pay for some of his pricey overseas trips that feature private jets and four-star hotels. The nonprofits get tax write-offs for the trips — and access, of course. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.

Reliable rumors or insider trading?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 5, 2007
Some unusual stock-market activity reportedly occured before the announcement of Blackstone's purchase of Hilton Hotels. Kai Ryssdal talks with business professor Jim Angel about how some people snap up shares at a bargain, despite insider-trading laws.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Growing plankton for the carbon market

Alex Schmidt | Jul 5, 2007
Entrepreneurs are moving into the effort to reduce greenhouse gases by selling pollution credits that help companies balance out their ecological footprints. One company is taking the concept out to sea. Alex Schmidt reports.

Tour rides on, but under doping cloud

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 5, 2007
The Tour de France begins Saturday, still reeling from charges of illegal doping by big-name riders. Diana Nyad discusses with Kai Ryssdal what those charges might mean for fans and broadcasters.
Posted In: Sports

Only German-speaking spouses allowed

Nancy Farghalli | Jul 5, 2007
Germany's parliament has approved a new immigration law requiring non-European Union spouses to speak German before they can join their husbands or wives in the country. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Hello? Social networking's on the phone

| Jul 5, 2007
Ccube is putting a new twist on social networking websites like MySpace. It's bringing the concept of connecting strangers with similar interests direct to your phone, with so many bells and whistles it made Cash Peters' head spin.
Posted In: Science

Washington at odds over VA funding

Steve Henn | Jul 5, 2007
Hundreds of thousands of disabled Veterans are waiting months, sometimes years, to receive disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Congress is trying to add to the VA's budget, but not everyone is happy with the price tag. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Sony seeking songwriters

| Jul 5, 2007
Recording giant Sony BMG is trying to renegotiate a contract with Michael Jackson to allow the company to get into the publishing side of the music industry. Times of London's Dan Sabbagh says it all depends how big a check they're ready to write.
Posted In: Entertainment

More and more jobs land in India

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 5, 2007
India's tech and services sectors are growing by leaps and bounds. This year, revenues in the tech sector alone are expected to reach $50 billion. And a lot of that dough is coming from American companies, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Too much wine in Europe

Jill Barshay | Jul 5, 2007
That's right, so much wine that European taxpayers are pouring close to a billion dollars a year into getting rid of all the excess grapes. So yesterday the E.U. proposed an overhaul of the wine sector. Jill Barshay has details.
Posted In: Canada