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Stem cell politics

Hilary Wicai | Jul 17, 2006
The Senate is debating a bill that would allow federal funding of stem cell research. It's expected to pass, but President Bush has threatened to veto any such bill — and money may not be the key issue, Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Ford commits to fuel efficiency . . . in the UK

John Dimsdale | Jul 17, 2006
Ford today announced it will invest almost $2 billion to develop better hybrid technology in its automobiles. But the automaker will do it all in Britain. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada

Heating up the power grid

Amy Scott | Jul 17, 2006
It's hot out there. The first six months of 2006 have been the hottest on record in the US. So why haven't we seen any rolling blackouts, brownouts or other effects of energy drains? Amy Scott reports.

Under attack: Life in Israel

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 17, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Haifa resident David Rudge about daily life on the streets of Israel after six days of violence. Like how does he withdraw money from the ATM?
Posted In: Canada

Iraqi military food scandal

| Jul 17, 2006
Another food-related scandal has its grip on the Iraqi government. Lawmakers there are investigating contractors who provide food and other life support services, to the Iraqi military, as Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Globalization is draining American wages

| Jul 17, 2006
Despite sky-high energy prices, rising interest rates and a bi-polar stock market, second-quarter numbers are coming in at all-time highs. So what's the secret? Commentator Kim Clark says it's deceptively simple.
Posted In: Economy

Cheating the (parking) system

| Jul 17, 2006
Texas may still have some wide, open spaces, but not for motorists in rapidly growing Austin. A shortage of parking spots has fueled an outbreak of illegally used handicapped permits. Michael May reports.

What's propelling the auto alliance proposal?

| Jul 17, 2006
Host Cheryl Glaser and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan look at what's behind the push to partner GM with Nissan and Renault. It may not be what you think.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wisconsin-grown ginseng

| Jul 17, 2006
Wisconsin grows the world's most sought-after ginseng, but trademark piracy has made it harder to know if you're getting the real thing. Brian Bull reports on efforts underway in the state to reclaim the glory days of ginseng.

Small business adapts in Middle East

Hilary Krieger | Jul 17, 2006
The Israeli-Hezbollah warfare has taken a human and economic toll on both sides. Hilary Krieger reports on small business owners in Northern Israel, trying to stay afloat while trying to stay alive.
Posted In: Canada

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