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China's new chopsticks tax

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 22, 2006
China introduced new luxury taxes today on some high-end cars. The government also raised taxes on some everyday goods, including chopsticks. As Jocelyn Ford reports, the new taxes have more to do with the environment than with the economy.

China is our friend

| Mar 22, 2006
The Bush Administration is in security talks to examine how China could become a "negative force" in the region. But commentator Robert Reich says that's the wrong approach; that if the US gives China security treaties, we risk making China feel as if we regard it as our enemy.

Atoning for pollution

Sam Eaton | Mar 22, 2006
Power plants and factories produce thousands of tons of pollutants and carbon dioxide, but so do driving and flipping on a light switch. As Sam Eaton reports, some consumers have found a way to atone for polluting by purchasing pollution credits that take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

And this final note -- a follow-up with Mitchell Antoon

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 22, 2006
If you heard the program last night (3/21/06), you met the Antoons. They had decided that they didn't want to live in New Orleans any longer. When our reporter spoke to them last month, they'd put their flooded house up for sale. After the story aired yesterday, Mitchell got in touch to tell us that things have changed...
Posted In: Economy

Breakfast at IKEA

Kyle James | Mar 22, 2006
In Europe, the Swedish furniture stores have become a destination. Some have restaurants inside, and the eateries have taken on a life of their own. Kyle James reports from Berlin.

Hotels find room for extras

| Mar 22, 2006
Travel expert Rudy Maxa says luxury hotels are trying desperately to express their individuality and build customer loyalty.

Delphi, GM reach deals with UAW

Scott Jagow | Mar 22, 2006
Delphi said this morning that General Motors has agreed to buy out thousands of Delphi's hourly workers. Some will be offered a lump payment of $35,000 to retire. Up to 5,000 workers will be offered jobs at GM.

Water, water everywhere . . . in bottles

Lisa Napoli | Mar 22, 2006
A water-tasting challenge calls attention to the quality of bottled water and tap water while raising awareness about people in the world who don't have access to enough clean water. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Impact of class-action ruling

John Dimsdale | Mar 22, 2006
Stock-holders will no longer be able to bring class action lawsuits against companies in state courts. A unanimous Supreme Court closed the state-court door on groups of investors who feel companies deceived them into holding onto shares of stock too long. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing

Screen Actors Guild considers strike

Tess Vigeland | Mar 22, 2006
Tonight, members of the Screen Actors Guild meet in New York to talk about a possible strike against television producers. The two sides are battling over how actors are paid for reruns of cable shows. Tess Vigeland reports.

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