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Maybe home ownership's not for everyone

| Mar 21, 2007
As the subprime housing sector continues to crumble, commentator David Frum says maybe our idea of the great American dream is a little off and some people just shouldn't be buying homes.
Posted In: Housing

Subprime lenders got some explaining to do

John Dimsdale | Mar 21, 2007
Both lenders and regulators will be in the hot seat on Capitol Hill this week. With millions of American homeowners facing the threat of foreclosure and a growing number of lenders facing bankruptcy, Congress wants some answers.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

This in-flight film is not yet rated

Lisa Napoli | Mar 21, 2007
Airlines face their own editing dilemma: For every passenger who complains about scenes being cut from in-flight movies, there's a parent who's outraged at content that's been left in. Enter a plea for federal standards.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

New low-cost carrier en route

| Mar 21, 2007
Virgin America may finally get its wings. The U.S. government has reversed its position that allowing popular overseas carrier Virgin Atlantic to operate here would violate foreign ownership rules.

Will Virgin's deal open skies?

Stephen Beard | Mar 21, 2007
The transportation department's surprise move to let Virgin America operate in the U.S. could create even bigger waves in the travel industry if it sways E.U. opinion ahead of tomorrow's vote on the Open Skies Treaty.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Gore's blockbuster return to Washington

Sarah Gardner | Mar 21, 2007
Staffers are preparing for crowds worthy of a Hollywood star as the former Vice President returns to Capitol Hill today to talk about global warming. But his heightened celebrity may not help the cause.
Posted In: Washington

Global fixes for global warming

Sam Eaton | Mar 21, 2007
The theory behind geo-engineering is that if technology is to blame for climate change, it might also be used to fix it. But the solutions are controversial and even proponents warn they should be viewed as an insurance policy of last resort.
Posted In: Science

Google puts online ads to the test

Janet Babin | Mar 21, 2007
Google has already charmed Madison Avenue with its advertising potential, but now the search company is testing a service that guarantees marketers their ads are working. If not, they don't have to pay for them.
Posted In: Science

Minutemen keep watch over founder

| Mar 21, 2007
Jim Gilchrist was ousted by his own company's board for allegedly using a large portion of the Minuteman's funds to promote his own book. Today a California judge will decide who gets to lead the organization.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

Congress wants a look under the couch cushions

Hilary Wicai | Mar 20, 2007
IRS Commissioner Mark Everson went to Capitol Hill today to explain what the IRS is doing to collect more than <nobr>$345 billion</nobr> that taxpayers owe but it can't seem to find. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington