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New car shades of green

Stephen Beard | Mar 6, 2007
Green is the theme in Geneva this week as automakers from around the world display new models and concept cars, but some environmentalists say they're just painting over the real problem with greenwash.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Markets nervous on yen's rise

Bob Moon | Mar 5, 2007
For the second-straight trading day the foreign-exchange markets had unusual influence on stocks, over worries about something called the "carry trade." Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Chinese debate some capitalistic issues

Scott Tong | Mar 5, 2007
China's socialists were making waves on the first day of the yearly meeting of the Chinese parliament today in Beijing. But Scott Tong reports that most eyes are on a few pressing business matters.

Maybe Wikipedia should patent the idea

John Dimsdale | Mar 5, 2007
The U.S. Patent Office is joining the Internet age. The government wants your help deciding what new ideas deserve to be protected. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Business puts new energy into energy policy

Sam Eaton | Mar 5, 2007
As Congress considers global warming legislation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hiring a former Marine Corps general to run its new Institute for Energy. Sustainability reporter Sam Eaton explains what's going on.

Wall Street's historic value just went up

Alisa Roth | Mar 5, 2007
Wall Street has been put on the National Register of Historic Places. That's good news for nearby property owners. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Keeping your card safe

Lisa Napoli | Mar 5, 2007
Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday says it will introduce a new "ultra-secure" credit-card processing system to protect customers from fraud. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Closing the book on good ideas

| Mar 5, 2007
Commentator Moira Manion says prices aren't the only factor when it comes to selling books. Sometimes it pays to listen to the wage slaves.

Boom times for young NYC lawyers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 5, 2007
First-year associates at a top law firm in New York City are bringing down $160,000. Partners say it's just thanks for hard work. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports there may be more to it than just gratitude.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs, New York

Cashing in on the forever stamp

Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says you're sure not going to get rich fast by taking advantage of the forever stamp, but it might make you feel good.
Posted In: Wall Street