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Electronic license plates

Stephen Beard | Apr 4, 2006
The Brits have come up with an electronic surveillance system that makes it easy to track a car... and send its driver a bill. It's getting a lot of attention, and it probably won't be long before it shows up over here. From Birmingham, England, Stephen Beard reports.

Vendor on the Roof

| Apr 4, 2006
Billboards are nothing new. But as Ian Gray reports, a Cape Cod roofer wants to take outdoor advertising to new heights in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

Google, Yahoo act like stock exchanges

| Apr 4, 2006
Commentator Andreas Kluth says Internet companies like Google and Yahoo are starting to act like a stock exchange for Web content.

Tech goes Hollywood

| Apr 4, 2006
Dennis Nishi reports on the culture clash between Silicon Valley and Tinseltown as tech companies move to the Los Angeles area.

The dollar is losing ground

Stephen Beard | Apr 4, 2006
The greenback seems to be sinking in a sea of troubles. Stephen Beard reports from London.
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There's a building boom?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 4, 2006
Construction spending hit records highs in February, according to newly released figures. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look at just what exactly was fueling the boom.

Fannie and Freddie are too fat, study says

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 4, 2006
A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta concludes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's investment portfolios are outsized and threaten the nation's financial system. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Starbucks brews up a movie promotion

Alisa Roth | Apr 4, 2006
The coffee retailer becomes a movie marketer today, launching a publicity campaign to promote a film it also helped produced. Alisa Roth has more.

Ethanol comes of age

| Apr 4, 2006
The corn-based alternative fuel is increasingly moving from the purview of farm cooperatives to the focus of IPOs and shareholders. Curt Nickisch looks at ethanola€™s economic rite of passage.

Wine find

Janet Babin | Apr 4, 2006
Constellation Brands, the world's largest winery, has added more spirits to its roster with the acquisition of Vincor International. Janet Babin reports.