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UK, CA join forces to fight global warming

Amy Scott | Jul 31, 2006
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will bypass the Bush administration and jointly develop a trans-Atlantic carbon trading market. Amy Scott has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Offshore drilling debate goes on

Scott Tong | Jul 31, 2006
The Senate votes today on whether to expand offshore drilling in the US, but the bill's not quite as generous as the version the House passed. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Will Hollywood forgive Mel?

Lisa Napoli | Jul 31, 2006
Some are speculating that Mel Gibson's drunken anti-Semitic tirade over the weekend will tank his career. But the actor and director has apologized — and he's got plenty of cash. Is that enough for Tinseltown? Depends who you ask, reports Lisa Napoli.

Affordable airplanes taking off

| Jul 31, 2006
Sky-high price tags have long grounded the dreams of wannabe pilots. But now the aviation industry hopes to bring flying to the masses with new kinds of low-cost aircraft. Jason Paur reports.
Posted In: Science

Too many kids, not enough seats

Janet Babin | Jul 31, 2006
School districts in fast-growing communities are having a hard time keeping up with the demand, so some districts are studying public-private partnerships — hiring businesses to build or lease them school buildings. Janet Babin reports.

Congress sticking head in sand on pension reform

| Jul 31, 2006
The Senate's expected to pass a long-awaited pension reform bill this week. Businesses say it will let them hold onto pensions that were becoming too expensive. But commentator and economist Jeremy Bulow says don't believe the hype.
Posted In: Washington

Chinese investing in Zambia's Copper Belt

Gretchen Wilson | Jul 31, 2006
In the 1970s and '80s copper prices plummeted worldwide and Zambia's mines closed, crippling that country's economy. Gretchen Wilson visits one mine that's now booming at the hands of Chinese investors.
Posted In: Canada

Sloan Sessions: Private equity groups

Scott Jagow | Jul 31, 2006
Newsweek Magazine Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan talks with host Scott Jagow about all the deals going down on Wall Street lately and the trend of taking big public companies private.
Posted In: Wall Street

Did we overpay for the genome map?

Janet Babin | Jul 31, 2006
A complete map of the human genome has just become available. Janet Babin looks into how the Human Genome Project was funded, and whether all that government money really paid off.
Posted In: Health, Science

MySpace for baby boomers

Amy Scott | Jul 31, 2006
A new site called Eons.com helps seniors make contact with other seniors. Will the technology catch on with the boomers? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science

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