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A history of oil problems

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 19, 2006
Gas prices could be on the rise again if OPEC follows through with production cuts, but things could be worse. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to this week in 1973 for the OPEC oil embargo.

Rice in Asia

Ruth Kirchner | Oct 19, 2006
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Seoul today and Beijing tomorrow to try to bolster support for enforcing UN sanctions against North Korea, but she may be in for a lukewarm reception. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

UK wants airlines to pay for pollution

Kyle James | Oct 19, 2006
Britain wants all airlines that depart from Europe to get on board the EU's greenhouse gas trading program within two years — and that includes U.S. carriers. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

All's <i>very</i> well on Wall Street

Amy Scott | Oct 18, 2006
Wall Street workers were paid close to $300,000 last year on average, and securities firms like Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch are turning $3 billion quarterly profits. Amy Scott reports on the banking boom.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chavez pushing for OPEC cuts

Dan Grech | Oct 18, 2006
OPEC will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to debate cutting oil production &mdash; and no one wants to send oil prices back up more than Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada

Europe forcing higher energy standards

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 18, 2006
The EU is set to adopt new, tougher energy efficiency standards for consumer products there. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to industry consultant Mike Kirschner about how the move might impact American businesses.
Posted In: Canada

Can we afford to secure Iraq, North Korea . . . ?

| Oct 18, 2006
Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most &mdash; but probably won't get any air time &mdash; in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, defense spending and world architecture.<br clear="left" />

Ford surviving on the Edge

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 18, 2006
Building and selling more hybrid cars is a major part of Ford's turnaround strategy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to LA Times auto critic Dan Neil about the company's success so far.

When life gives you lava . . .

| Oct 18, 2006
The bustling town of Goma, Congo was devastated several years ago when a volcano erupted and engulfed the town in lava. But residents there have found an economic silver lining, Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada

Dial-a-translator

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 18, 2006
A new business service marketed squarely at immigrants launched today in San Francisco: It's an over-the-phone translation service for non-English-speaking consumers. Rachel Dornhelm has the 411.
Posted In: Immigration

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