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How do you spend $30 billion?

Tess Vigeland | Jun 26, 2006
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to transfer most of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Host Tess Vigeland asks philanthropy experts how the world's largest charity will handle the enormous influx of cash.

High court to consider CO2 case

Hilary Wicai | Jun 26, 2006
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case about whether the Bush Administration must regulate carbon dioxide emissions. It could force the issue of global warming. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

India's digital divide

Miranda Kennedy | Jun 26, 2006
Last year only four million Indians bought PCs. This from a country of over a billion. Companies from Intel to Motorola are looking for ways to boost technology use among the millions of India's poor. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Tax hike for American expats

| Jun 26, 2006
More than four million Americans live and work abroad. While Congress has cut taxes for most Americans, these expatriates have just gotten a tax hike. Commentator Tom Easton says it's a raw deal.

Smart car rolling into US

Bob Moon | Jun 26, 2006
It gets 60 miles per gallon, only seats two people and was designed by Swatch. Tomorrow, DaimlerChrysler plans to announce it will finally sell its Smart Car in the US. But will the car take off with American drivers? Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Science

Power Trips, Part 3: The Big Fish

Steve Henn | Jun 26, 2006
A new investigative report by Marketplace and American RadioWorks finds at least three US senators violated ethics rules by accepting expenses to attend annual Alaska charity fishing trips with energy lobbyists and other executives. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Sloan Sessions: Half-year review

Scott Jagow | Jun 26, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and host Scott Jagow take a look at market trends during the first half of the year and where they might be headed.
Posted In: Wall Street

The push for plain talk

| Jun 26, 2006
The state of Washington is boosting tax receipts and efficiency with a drive to weed out bureaucratic jargon in state correspondence. Austin Jenkins reports

Handing over a fortune

Amy Scott | Jun 26, 2006
Investor Warren Buffett is donating more than $30 billion to help the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation help humankind. Amy Scott looks at what the gift might mean for the future of philanthropy.

Customer service reps beware

Ethan Lindsey | Jun 26, 2006
The Internet is abuzz with talk over how AOL has made it harder for members to quit. Ethan Lindsey looks at why AOL's new membership policies may help the bottom line but hurt its PR.
Posted In: Science