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United against fuel efficiency hikes

Alisa Roth | Mar 14, 2007
The Big Three U.S. automakers, Toyota and UAW will be sitting on the same side of the table today. They're all on Capitol Hill to argue against government proposals for raising fuel efficiency standards.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Media circus comes to town

| Mar 14, 2007
Former newspaper tycoon Conrad Black goes on trial for fraud in Chicago today. He and his co-defendants are accused of siphoning about $84 million from media giant Hollinger International.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Nuclear sub debate surfaces in Britain

Stephen Beard | Mar 14, 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair wants to spend nearly $40 billion to renew his country's fleet of Trident nuclear submarines — a plan that's outraged members of the ruling Labour Party as well as activists.
Posted In: Canada

New breast cancer drug on the way

Helen Palmer | Mar 14, 2007
GlaxoSmithKline's new drug Tykerb has won FDA approval to treat aggressive late-stage breast cancer. It could be a blockbuster — for investors and patients.
Posted In: Health

Volatility on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 13, 2007
Several factors came together today, sending the Dow down 242.66. Kai Ryssdal checks in with economist Diane Swonk to get her view on the market's drop.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Old media sues new media

Lisa Napoli | Mar 13, 2007
Media conglomerate Viacom has sued Google and YouTube for a cool billion dollars, complaining about what it calls YouTube's brazen disregard for intellectual property law. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Channel and Web surfing from the same couch?

Janet Babin | Mar 13, 2007
Google and Microsoft want the federal government to approve a device that would make the Internet available over your TV. Broadcasters aren't pleased about that. Janet Babin reports.

Hard targets on climate change

Stephen Beard | Mar 13, 2007
A bill unveiled in Britain today would commit the government to cutting carbon emissions by 60 percent by the middle of the century. Stephen Beard reports.

Paulson gets some high-priced analysis

| Mar 13, 2007
Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson's worried that too many rules are costing American businesses too much money. He asked a gathering of top business leaders today what they thought. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Sedaris, Leno, watch your backs

Rico Gagliano | Mar 13, 2007
Rico Gagliano of the Marketplace Players says if he could apply the same policy to humor that Treasury Secy. Paulson is advocating for business, it would make him more competitive, too.