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Big business invades your mailbox

| May 14, 2007
Today's 2-cent bump in stamp prices will soon be followed by another postal rule change that gives big magazine publishers big discounts. The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel warns that could stamp out important voices from small publications like hers.

Happy wiretapping, officers

Janet Babin | May 14, 2007
It should be easier for law enforcement to snoop on your online activity today. It's the deadline for cable, broadband and Internet phone companies to have built backdoor access into their networks for the Feds. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Science

Immigration reform stuck at the border

Steve Henn | May 14, 2007
Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a compromise on immigration reform before '08 politicking makes that impossible, but the two sides can't agree on which workers to let into the country. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Cities try to curb climate change

Sarah Gardner | May 14, 2007
Mayors from around the world are meeting in the Big Apple today for the Large Cities Climate Summit. The goal is to figure out how to reduce their carbon footprints, but it's no walk in Central Park, Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Paulson's new game plan

Jill Barshay | May 14, 2007
The U.S. just isn't attracting foreign investment the way it used to, so Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to see some changes in our playbook. And if he can push his agenda through, American companies may enjoy the new rules as well, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Trade agreements get bipartisan support

John Dimsdale | May 11, 2007
Congress and the Bush administration have taken the first step toward approving trade agreements with four countries. But John Dimsdale reports that there are still some difficult steps ahead.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Assessing other risks from global warming

Sam Eaton | May 11, 2007
The House passed legislation that will require an intelligence assessment on the national security risks posed by global warming. Sam Eaton reports.

Campaign funding with full disclosure

Steve Henn | May 11, 2007
Federal campaign finance laws are complicated. But in Virginia it's simple: Give as much money as you want as many times as you want. The catch? Everybody gets to know. Steve Henn reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | May 11, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Russian in position to hold Chrysler stake

Kai Ryssdal | May 11, 2007
A leading bidder for Chrysler says it's taken a $1.5 billion investment from a Russian tycoon with close ties to the Kremlin. Russia expert Anders Aslund talks with Kai Ryssdal about who's involved.
Posted In: Canada