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Sunny forecast for solar power

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 22, 2006
A Bay Area company has announced plans to build the world's largest solar cell manufacturing plant. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

US beef surplus

Alex Cohen | Jun 22, 2006
While Japanese officials work out the timing of plans to lift the ban on American beef, US cattlemen are faced with a growing problem: a drought-triggered surplus of beef. Alex Cohen explains.

Virtual soccer training

Ethan Lindsey | Jun 22, 2006
Australia's soccer team can advance to the next round of the World Cup tournament today with a win over Croatia. One key to the team's success so far has been a computer. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Asian markets soar

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 22, 2006
Stock markets across Asia rallied today on the heels of Wall Street's strong showing. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

EU considers wine subsidies

Stephen Beard | Jun 22, 2006
For connoisseurs of government subsidy here's a new one to savor: The European Commission in Brussels wants to pay wine growers to rip up their vineyards. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Phone bills may be going up

Lisa Napoli | Jun 21, 2006
Internet phone calls have been cheaper than regular landline calls until now. But those bills may rise after the FCC approved a new plan today to fund phone subsidies. Lisa Napoli has more.
Posted In: Science

Congressional hearings on data brokers

John Dimsdale | Jun 21, 2006
Lawmakers promised to quash private data brokers who covertly gatherAmericans' telephone records without subpoenas or warrants. John Dimsdale reports it's an issue most politicians agree upon.
Posted In: Washington

Workers kidnapped in Iraq

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 21, 2006
Today 85 workers in Iraq were reportedly kidnapped as they left their jobs at an industrial plant north of Baghdad. Are workers being targeted now? We ask Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times.

Stagflation fears unfounded?

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 21, 2006
Want to know what's been spooking the market lately? Two very similar words: inflation and stagflation. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with economist David Wyss about the terms.
Posted In: Economy

America's gone off the deep end

| Jun 21, 2006
What's happened to the high dive? Commentator and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Stephen Moore says our increasingly lawsuit-driven, safety-regulated culture is drowning out all the fun.

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