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MTV quietly turns 25

Jeff Tyler | Aug 1, 2006
The channel that popularized the music video turns 25 today, but don't expect any big celebration. Jeff Tyler tells us why

Bankruptcy up in Britain

Stephen Beard | Aug 1, 2006
Last year, Congress toughened the bankruptcy laws in this country. Britain went the other way and softened up its indebtedness law. Now that country's largest bank says it was a bad move. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Bush's new neighbor

Scott Tong | Aug 1, 2006
President Bush heads to Crawford, Texas for his annual "working vacation" later this week. And he'll have a new neighbor: war protestor Cindy Sheehan. Scott Tong reports.

Tax shelters may have sprung a leak

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 1, 2006
Two billionaires are testifying for a Senate committee today that their use of offshore tax shelter accounts was above board. Their financial advisors told 'em so. But a new report from the Senate panel says, not really. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

UK, CA join forces to fight global warming

Amy Scott | Jul 31, 2006
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will bypass the Bush administration and jointly develop a trans-Atlantic carbon trading market. Amy Scott has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Offshore drilling debate goes on

Scott Tong | Jul 31, 2006
The Senate votes today on whether to expand offshore drilling in the US, but the bill's not quite as generous as the version the House passed. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Will Hollywood forgive Mel?

Lisa Napoli | Jul 31, 2006
Some are speculating that Mel Gibson's drunken anti-Semitic tirade over the weekend will tank his career. But the actor and director has apologized — and he's got plenty of cash. Is that enough for Tinseltown? Depends who you ask, reports Lisa Napoli.

Affordable airplanes taking off

| Jul 31, 2006
Sky-high price tags have long grounded the dreams of wannabe pilots. But now the aviation industry hopes to bring flying to the masses with new kinds of low-cost aircraft. Jason Paur reports.
Posted In: Science

Too many kids, not enough seats

Janet Babin | Jul 31, 2006
School districts in fast-growing communities are having a hard time keeping up with the demand, so some districts are studying public-private partnerships — hiring businesses to build or lease them school buildings. Janet Babin reports.

Congress sticking head in sand on pension reform

| Jul 31, 2006
The Senate's expected to pass a long-awaited pension reform bill this week. Businesses say it will let them hold onto pensions that were becoming too expensive. But commentator and economist Jeremy Bulow says don't believe the hype.
Posted In: Washington