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"The Merchant of Power"

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 21, 2006
The Enron case has a lot in common with another high-profile bankruptcy in the power business, but this one took place place more than 70 years ago. Its central character, Sam Insull, is the subject of John Wasik's biography "The Merchant of Power."

No room at the inn

John Dimsdale | Feb 21, 2006
Six months after Hurricane Katrina blew through New Orleans, many hotels are just getting back in business. Sure, rooms are booked for Mardi Gras. But unfortunately for New Orleans, this year's scarcity of lodgings isn't due to excess demand from well-heeled tourists. John Dimsdale reports.

All that glitters is... endorsements

| Feb 21, 2006
Writer and commentator Sandra Tsing-Loh laces up her skates on the way to competing for endorsement gold.

Amana funds

Nancy Farghalli | Feb 21, 2006
What's the secret to one of the most profitable mutual funds around? As Nancy Farghalli reports, it's Islamic law.
Posted In: Investing

Going low octane

| Feb 21, 2006
While we can't control the price of gas, consumer advocate Jamie Court says we can control how much we spend at the pump.

Clean Water Act challenged

Scott Tong | Feb 21, 2006
The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case brought by developers looking to limit the reach of the Clean Water Act. Scott Tong reports.

Bush's push for renewable energy

Sam Eaton | Feb 21, 2006
President Bush visits the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado today to tout his alternative energy agenda. But as Sam Eaton reports, questions remain over whether the nation's top renewable research facility will face budget cuts.

Trade talks

Bob Moon | Feb 21, 2006
American and European negotiators sit down today to hammer out differences in the current round of WTO-brokered trade talks. As Bob Moon reports, the clock is ticking on a final agreement.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

The Olympic audience

Rachel Dornhelm | Feb 21, 2006
The number of prime-time viewers for NBC's Olympic broadcasts is down after more than one week of the Winter Games. But as Rachel Dornhelm reports, the network is hoping for a turnaround with the start of the women's figure skating competition today.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Wal-Mart earnings

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 21, 2006
The world's largest retailer posts its 4th quarter earnings today. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that they're expected to be below what analysts had hoped.
Posted In: Wall Street