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High gas prices weakening demand... a little

Stephen Beard | May 12, 2006
High oil prices are hitting consumers in the US and elsewhere. The International Energy Agency said today the higher cost of crude is cutting growth in demand for gas. From London, Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Search engines spreading spyware

Janet Babin | May 12, 2006
A study out today from antivirus firm McAfee found that 9% of paid-search ads have spyware — and 5% of all sites popping up in search results are dangerous to your computer's health.Janet Babin Reports.
Posted In: Science

Bush defends NSA snooping

John Dimsdale | May 11, 2006
Washington was rocked this morning by a USA Today story revealing that three major phone companies sold the phone records of millions of Americans to the government. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Senate extends tax cuts through 2010

Scott Tong | May 11, 2006
While lawmakers trumpet the positive impact the tax cuts have had on the economy, many special interests and big companies are getting big breaks from the fine print of the deal too. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Who should get the vaccines?

Helen Palmer | May 11, 2006
If a bird flu pandemic hits, the vaccine is almost certain to be in short supply — and there's debate about who should get it. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Washington

Baby TV is here

| May 11, 2006
A new TV channel promises 24-hour entertainment... for babies. The channel hopes to reach one of the last untouched TV markets, but some researchers are worried about the impact on child development. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health

Corporate laptop theft, part 2

| May 11, 2006
In reporting his piece on <a href="">corporate laptop theft</a> last week, Sean Cole happened upon the story of a data security breach that sent one CEO marching off to Washington to crusade for stricter information security laws.
Posted In: Washington

Tax cuts driving economy? Don't buy it

| May 11, 2006
A package of $70 billion in tax cuts is expected to land on President Bush's desk Friday. Many Republicans say their tax-cutting policy has sparked economic growth. Economist and commentator Brad DeLong disagrees.
Posted In: Economy

'If you make demands, they fire you'

| May 11, 2006
The Dominican Republic is the main source of imported sugar to the US, and that's expected to increase when CAFTA goes into effect. But, Reed Lindsay reports, workers aren't seeing any of the profit.
Posted In: Canada

Why our economy's still growing

Scott Jagow | May 11, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss why the US economy continues to grow despite soaring energy costs and rising interest rates.
Posted In: Economy