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David Johnson is cold

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 9, 2005
They're not used to nippy temps down in Dallas, and as David Johnson told Kai, it's wreaking havoc and driving up natural gas heating bills... but none of it is enough to fully thaw out the market.
Posted In: Wall Street

The underground of weather

Alex Cohen | Dec 9, 2005
From the Sustainability Desk, Alex Cohen reports on one idea for curbing global warming that just might work... with a little help from the government.

The veritas about vino

| Dec 9, 2005
Been to any wine tastings? We found ourselves wondering -- does anyone actually buy wine at these things, or are they just an excuse to sip fancy vintages on the cheap? We sent Cash Peters to find out.

Vote-or-Pay

| Dec 9, 2005
Chileans go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president, and by law, they must vote or pay a fine. Jordana Gustafson reports on the effectiveness of the law.

Prescription drug plan

Helen Palmer | Dec 9, 2005
Roughly half of eligible seniors may not sign up for the government's new prescription drug program. Helen Palmer explains.
Posted In: Health

What to do with Afghanistan's opium

| Dec 9, 2005
Commentator Maia Szalavitz argues Afghanistan's opium crop should be turned into legal pain medication.
Posted In: Health

USA PATRIOT compromise

Amy Scott | Dec 9, 2005
House and Senate leaders have worked out a compromise to reauthorize provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. Amy Scott looks at the business reaction.

Hong Kong prepares for WTO

Jocelyn Ford | Dec 9, 2005
Hong Kong gets ready to welcome 6,000 delegates for the upcoming World Trade Organization conference. China's capitalist stronghold is also getting ready for the protesters that are sure to follow. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Private space shuttles?

Bill Poorman | Dec 9, 2005
Once the Space Shuttle program is discontinued in 2010, NASA wants the private sector to take over deliveries of materiel and personnel to the International Space Station. Is the private sector ready? Bill Poorman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

The Job Files: Christmas tree farmer

| Dec 9, 2005
Meet Christmas tree farmer Dan Goosen.

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