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A better source of nuclear power?

Scott Jagow | Nov 21, 2006
The U.S. and 30 other countries have agreed to build a nuclear fusion — colliding, not splitting atoms — reactor in Southern France. Host Scott Jagow asks the Financial Times' Clive Cookson why fusion's better than fission.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Safest cars are foreign cars

Dan Grech | Nov 21, 2006
The insurance industry's annual list of safest vehicles is out today, and imported models took the 13 top spots for one simple reason: American cars lack ESL. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Science

Union victory in the South

John Dimsdale | Nov 21, 2006
Following a three-week strike that targeted Houston's downtown business and shopping district, 5,300 janitors have agreed to return to work in exchange for better wages and benefits. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Restarting Doha . . . almost

Steve Tripoli | Nov 21, 2006
Trade reps around the globe seem to agree on the need to revive the Doha Round of world trade negotiations. But no one wants to be the first to make concessions, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Canada

The cost of cancer

Helen Palmer | Nov 21, 2006
A new survey says cancer patients — insured or not — are having a hard time keeping up with their treatment bills. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

China, India agree on one thing

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 21, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao met with India's Prime Minister today. It was more symbolism than substance, but the leaders did agree that they want to double trade between their nations. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Staying in the trading game

Alisa Roth | Nov 20, 2006
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson gave his first major speech today. He said the U.S. needs to loosen regulatory rules to stay competitive in the world market, but not everyone agrees. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

New corporate landscape

Amy Scott | Nov 20, 2006
Private equity firm Blackstone will pay nearly $20 billion for the country's largest corporate real estate owner. It'd be the biggest leveraged buyout in history, and the latest in a growing trend. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

China, India trying to play nice

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 20, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in India today. The countries claim two of the world's fastest-growing economies and they're trying to forge a partnership — but not without some friction. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Battling the AK-47

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 20, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Larry Kahaner, author of a book about the AK-47. Kahaner explains the past and present significance of this deadly weapon — and why the Pentagon doesn't use it.
Posted In: Books