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Oil market making Washington crazy

| May 10, 2006
The White House and Congress are trying to crack down on what they call gas price gouging. But at the same time, they want to give more subsidies to oil and gas companies. Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard is very confused.
Posted In: Washington

Economics force social change in Israel

Hilary Krieger | May 10, 2006
Special subsidies that ultra-Orthodox Jews have long enjoyed from the Israeli government are being phased out. For the first time, many of them have to find employment. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Independent restaurants band together

| May 10, 2006
Big chain restaurants have filled out major cities, so now they're entering smaller markets such as Nashville. Kim Green reports on how independent restaurants there aren't waiting around for their lunches to be eaten.

When the only thing left to say is 'I'm sorry'

Kai Ryssdal | May 10, 2006
A public apology is something of a ritual when companies are caught misbehaving. Paul Slansky tells host Kai Ryssdal about some of those apologies from the book he co-wrote called "My Bad."

Will the Internet stay fast and cheap?

| May 10, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues the very idea of a democratic Internet is threatened by the so-called net neutrality bill working its way through Congress.

Pesticide pioneers

Sarah Gardner | May 10, 2006
Biopesticides are the fastest-growing segment of the pesticide market, touted as a less toxic alternative. One California company is determined to show that "nature's chemistry" can make least, one day. Sarah Gardner reports.

Gold makes history

Stephen Beard | May 10, 2006
The price of gold hit a 25-year high in overseas trading today, rising well above $700 an ounce. From London, Stephen Beard reports that speculation about the future of China's massive foreign reserves is driving the rise.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Tax cut extension

Tess Vigeland | May 10, 2006
Congressional Republicans agreed to pass $70 billion in tax cut extensions Tuesday despite criticism the move could worsen the federal budget deficit. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Washington

China labeled a currency manipulator?

John Dimsdale | May 10, 2006
American manufacturers hope the Treasury Department uses those words in reference to China in a report to Congress today about countries that don't allow their currencies to float on the open market. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Spoon-Fed on Wall Street

| May 10, 2006
Ahead of today's Federal Reserve meeting, Cheryl Glaser reports new Fed chief Ben Bernanke may have learned his lesson about speaking too freely about US monetary policy.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street