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The next tech wave

Janet Babin | Mar 8, 2006
You say you want a revolution . . . in technology. Well, you might not have to wait long. Thousands of tech visionaries gather in Germany today to introduce new breakthroughs in electronic gadgets. How about high definition TV on your cell phone? Janet Babin has more.

OPEC meeting

John Dimsdale | Mar 8, 2006
OPEC ministers gather in Vienna today to discuss future petroleum production. As John Dimsdale reports, the buzzwords at this meeting will be "political stability."

A Volunteer's Worth

| Mar 8, 2006
Time really is money. In an effort to evaluate the level of community support charities receive, a new calculation puts the value of a volunteer hour at $18.04. Hillary Wicai has more.

Lufthansa under investigation

Stephen Beard | Mar 8, 2006
Lufthansa is one of the heavyweights of the air cargo business. It's second only to FedEx. Now the German airline's helping US prosecutors looking into alleged price fixing. Stephen Beard reports. Stephen Beard reports.

This land is <i>your</i> land?

Ruth Kirchner | Mar 8, 2006
China's Parliament was planning to pass a new property rights law during its annual session this week. But it looks like that's going to have to wait a little longer. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

Take note of Treasuries

Alisa Roth | Mar 7, 2006
The yield on 10-year treasury notes has reached its highest level in almost two years. Why care? Those yields play into everything from inflation to how much you pay for your mortgage. Alisa Roth reports.

Enron trial heats up

| Mar 7, 2006
Former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow took the stand today in the Enron trial. Kai Ryssdal talks with Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Flood, who is covering the trial.

Dropping hints

Helen Palmer | Mar 7, 2006
New theories about how bird flu spreads abound. Marketplace's Helen Palmer reports on the latest suggestion that fertilizer, not migrating birds, is to blame.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Dry-day insurance

Lisa Napoli | Mar 7, 2006
The World Food Program has taken out a drought insurance policy for its humanitarian relief efforts in Ethiopia. While farmers and utility companies regularly do this, it's a first for a nonprofit aid organization. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Canada

Raising economic flags

| Mar 7, 2006
Americans aren't the only ones troubled by cross-border deals. Europeans have their own worries. And commentator Bill Emmott says that's a dangerous form of economic nationalism.