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Immigrant maps

Dan Grech | Jan 26, 2006
A Mexican human rights group plans to provide maps of the Arizona desert to would-be illegal immigrants to prevent deaths during the treacherous crossing. But US anti-immigration groups say the plan will encourage more illegal immigration. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Canada

Paying the piper

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 26, 2006
Holiday credit card bills are starting to land in mailboxes across the country this week, and as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, many cardholders are in for a surprise.

Airplane WiFi

| Jan 26, 2006
The FCC plans to sell airwave frequencies that could be used to provide airline passengers access to the Internet. Jason Paur looks at the market for WiFi in the sky.

Rental car revenue shift

Brian Watt | Jan 26, 2006
A new report out indicates that people now rent more cars from neighborhood locations than they do from airports. Brian Watt explains the shift.

Agent Orange lawsuit

Jocelyn Ford | Jan 26, 2006
During the Vietnam war, South Korea sent 300,000 troops to fight alongside US soldiers. Today the veterans made history -- as the first soldiers to win a lawsuit seeking compensation from US chemical companies that made Agent Orange. Asian bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports.

Microsoft opens up

Stephen Beard | Jan 26, 2006
Microsoft has compromised with the Europeans in its high-stakes antitrust fight. The company offered rival software firms a look inside the core programming language of its Windows Server operating system. It represents a major shift in strategy for Microsoft, as Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London.

Greenspan gets a last word in

Hilary Wicai | Jan 26, 2006
On Tuesday, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is out, after more than 18 years of service. In the meantime, he's weighing in on a big issue in financial circles: Whether corporations should be able to own banks. And his stance on the issue is not good news for the World's largest retailer. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

Lobbying hearings

John Dimsdale | Jan 25, 2006
Congress continues its headlong rush to change the rules for lobbying. Democrat or Republican, House or Senate, everyone's got lobby reform as a top priority this year. Some proposals were considered in a Senate hearing today. John Dimsdale reports.

Google in China

Alisa Roth | Jan 25, 2006
There's a new version of Google out today: It's designed to avoid China's tight Internet controls... by blocking sites the Chinese government forbids. Some say Google's taking things too far. Alisa Roth has more.

Ford's ethanol hybrid

Janet Babin | Jan 25, 2006
Ford has unveiled its new ethanol-based hybrid. The company, which just cut 30,000 jobs to avoid destruction, now wants to prove how innovative it can be. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.