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Wireless technology in your living room

| Mar 29, 2006
You probably know Bluetooth as a wireless technology used in cell phones and other small devices. Well, could be seeing that same technology in your living room. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

US-China trade gap a hot topic

| Mar 29, 2006
US and China officials are meeting a lot these days. Their concern is the huge trade gap between the two countries. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Tougher MPG requirements for SUVs

Janet Babin | Mar 29, 2006
The US government unveils new fuel economy rules today that will put stricter mileage requirements on SUVs and trucks. It's part of an effort to wean this country from Middle Eastern oil. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Washington

The Fed meets

Bob Moon | Mar 28, 2006
The Federal Reserve Board meets today, and it's the first time for newly appointed chairman Ben Bernanke. Bob Moon talks about what most are already anticipating: That the Fed will once again raise interest rates, making it the 15th increase in almost two years.
Posted In: Economy

Enron trial update

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 28, 2006
The prosecution has rested their case in the long and arduous Enron trial today. Kai talks to Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Flood about the case and what happens next for former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.

Insider trading on Capitol Hill

John Dimsdale | Mar 28, 2006
While corporate scandal is causing concern among many lawmakers, some want to enact legislation prohibiting Congressional staffers and their aides from profiting from stocks by using non-public information. John Dimsdale reports.

Citizenship equals dollars

| Mar 28, 2006
Immigration reform is a hot topic, and only getting hotter. Commentator Tamar Jacoby says politicians are reading their voters wrong on this issue.
Posted In: Economy

Post-Katrina daycare

Rachel Dornhelm | Mar 28, 2006
People on the Gulf Coast in places like Pascagoula, Mississippi find that getting back on your feet means rebuilding some economic underpinnings that people once took for granted... like daycare. From the Work and Family desk, Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Big Tobacco's woes

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 28, 2006
An independent consulting company has ruled that tobacco companies have lost a significant chunk of their market, and the 1998 $246 billion settlement they reached with states is partly to blame. The companies have been paying the states, but some provisions of the agreement have helped reduce the cash they fork over, and this latest ruling relates to one of those. Kai talks with Helen Palmer from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Janet Babin | Mar 28, 2006
When you look around town, do you ever get the feeling that there seem to be a lot more rich people these days? Well, a new study proves... you're right. Last year, more US families than ever were worth a cool million. From the Innovations Desk at WUNC in Chapel Hill, Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy