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Staging the battle over taxes

Hilary Wicai | Jan 3, 2007
Democrats have big plans for their reign over the 110th Congress, but President Bush has other ideas — and some of the Dems' big promises might conflict with one another. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

But how do you like Vista now?

Janet Babin | Jan 3, 2007
Microsoft sent $2,200 laptops to about 90 bloggers to review its new Vista operating system — only it didn't ask them to send 'em back. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Plastic semiconductors on the horizon

Stephen Beard | Jan 3, 2007
A British company has unveiled plans to build the world's first factory for making plastic semiconductors — technology that could cut circuitry prices up to 90 percent. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Gold is in again

Scott Jagow | Jan 3, 2007
The price of gold has been going up thanks to private investors and up-and-coming world economies, and it could be poised to take off even higher. So what does that mean for the dollar?
Posted In: Canada, Economy

A 'perfect landing' for the economy?

Bob Moon | Jan 2, 2007
The Federal Reserve's efforts to steer the nation clear of inflation without crashing other parts of the economy might be working even better than imagined. Bob Moon reports.

Looking for a cure to high drug prices

Helen Palmer | Jan 2, 2007
An infectious-disease doctor from London says he's developed a new way of making a drug to treat Hepatitis C that could slash the cost of new therapies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Winter storm buries ranchers

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 2, 2007
In parts of the Great Plains, ranchers are scrambling to save livestock from yet another blizzard. Kai Ryssdal talked with Colorado cattle rancher John Stulp as he was out trying to help his herd.

Pemex faces change or drying up

Dan Grech | Jan 2, 2007
For the past 68 years, every drop of oil in Mexico has been controlled by Pemex, the national petroleum monopoly. But Pemex is deep in the red, and and it's running out of its most basic product. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Time to get organized? Not so fast

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 2, 2007
Neatness might not be so virtuous — or profitable — after all. David Freedman talks about his new book on the topic, "A Perfect Mess," with host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Gas-price conspiracy? You bet!

| Jan 2, 2007
Commentator and consumer advocate Jamie Court says there IS evidence that oil companies intentionally influence gas-price fluctuations.
Posted In: Economy