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Internet's future in hands of Congress

John Dimsdale | Jun 8, 2006
Congress is set to vote tomorrow on a telecom bill that could have big implications for how the Internet works. It's setting up a big fight: phone and cable companies on one side — Internet firms on the other. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

'How cheap can these guys be?'

| Jun 8, 2006
The Senate won't hold hearings on the NSA's alleged purchase of millions of domestic calling records from US phone companies. But commentator Austan Goolsbee says consumers are owed an explanation — and more.
Posted In: Washington

Taking the wealth home

Miranda Kennedy | Jun 8, 2006
Pakistan's economy has been booming since 9/11. The reason? Many wealthy Pakistanis living abroad chose to return fearing harassment abroad. Miranda Kennedy reports from Islamabad.
Posted In: Canada

Bernanke, inflation and the markets

Scott Jagow | Jun 8, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the market's reaction to recent comments by Fed chief Ben Bernanke on inflation.

US soccer headed to new heights?

| Jun 8, 2006
Business of sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss how the World Cup soccer tournament could spark greater interest in US professional soccer.
Posted In: Sports

Al-Zarqawi death drops oil prices

Stephen Beard | Jun 8, 2006
Oil prices dropped below $70 a barrel today after US-led airstrike yesterday killed al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Oil exports there have been the constant target of sabotage. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Reducing oil dependency 25 by 25

Sam Eaton | Jun 8, 2006
The latest proposal to wean the US off Middle Eastern oil is called 25 by 25. It calls for us to get a quarter of our energy from renewable sources by 2025. But getting it through Congress is another matter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Semiconductor surge

Jeff Tyler | Jun 8, 2006
A forecast out yesterday predicts double-digit growth for microchip sales by next year, but higher sales don't automatically translate into higher profits. Jeff Tyler reports.

Florida citrus ban

Dan Grech | Jun 8, 2006
The US Department of Agriculture yesterday announced a ban on shipments of fresh Florida citrus fruit to other citrus-growing states to prevent the spread of citrus canker. Dan Grech reports on the impact.

Credit card spending up

Tess Vigeland | Jun 8, 2006
Americans are putting more money on their credit cards these days. A new report from the Federal Reserve says borrowing jumped almost six percent in April. Tess Vigeland looks at possible reasons why.
Posted In: Economy