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Politics keeping Brazilian ethanol out of US

Dan Grech | Apr 18, 2006
With the price of oil hitting $70 a barrel, calls for increased development of alternative fuels in the US are growing louder. One source could be Brazilian ethanol made from sugar cane. But as Dan Grech reports, policies to protect the U.S. corn-based ethanol industry are keeping the fuel out.

AMA: Insurance consolidation = higher premiums

Lisa Napoli | Apr 18, 2006
A new study from the American Medical Association finds that consolidation in the health insurance industry has led to higher premiums for consumers. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Report: Cleaner coal key to industry's survival

Sam Eaton | Apr 18, 2006
A new report says the coal industry in the Western United States could lose business if it doesn't adapt to cleaner burning technologies. Sam Eaton reports.

What's behind the rising price of oil?

Sam Eaton | Apr 17, 2006
Oil briefly touched $70 a barrel today. Is it a sign of growing inflation or simply jitters over uncertainties in major oil-producing regions around the world? Sam Eaton reports.

High metal prices enter consumer picture

Tess Vigeland | Apr 17, 2006
Eastman Kodak Company says it will increase prices for its films due to the rising cost of silver. The spiraling cost of other metals is being felt in other products as well. Tess Vigeland reports.

Tax filers still concerned about online security

Hilary Wicai | Apr 17, 2006
Even though tax form e-filing has become more popular, it's still far below the goal that Congress set for the IRS. One reason it is not growing as expected is taxpayers' fears about the security of the information filed electronically. Hillary Wicai reports.

He loves his 1040 Form

| Apr 17, 2006
While most people grumble about paying taxes, commentator J.D. Samant explains why Tax Day is one of his favorite days of the year.

Skilling tells prosecutors he has nothing to hide

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 17, 2006
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is facing cross-examination from prosecutors today in his trial. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Financial Times reporter Sheila McNulty about the trial.

The most important fish you've never heard of

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 17, 2006
H. Bruce Franklin, a professor at Rutgers University, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the overfishing of the Atlantic menhaden. Its dwindling numbers could impact the environment and the products you buy.

Piracy hits auto parts industry

Scott Tong | Apr 17, 2006
Counterfeit goods are seeping into the US economy in ways you might not think. As Scott Tong reports, the auto parts business has been hit hard by knock-offs. First in a series on piracy.