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Russians look for energy stability at G8

| Mar 16, 2006
The Russians are hosting the first meeting of energy ministers from the group of eight industrialized nations. Their aim is to bring order and stability to global energy. Stephen Beard reports.

NCAA hoops for free

Tess Vigeland | Mar 16, 2006
CBS is making games from the NCAA basketball tournament available for free online. It's making its money off advertising. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

Turn your roof into cash!

| Mar 16, 2006
Colin Fitz-Gerald, a roofer in Cape Cod, has an idea so big it can be seen from outer space. He's hoping to bring outdoor advertising to the Last Frontier. Ian Gray reports.

Seeking clean water for all

| Mar 16, 2006
The World Water Forum is meeting in Mexico, with folks from more than a hundred countries talking about improving access to water for the poor. Dan Grech reports.

H&R Block accused of fraud

Bob Moon | Mar 15, 2006
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has filed suit against H&R Block, accusing the tax preparer of encouraging customers to invest in retirement accounts it offers that cost more in fees than they return in interest. Bob Moon reports.

Free speech and campaign money

Hilary Wicai | Mar 15, 2006
There's a fight brewing over political money and the Internet. It involves the Federal Election Commission, Congress and a whole slew of bloggers. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Theater owners consider silencing phones

Lisa Napoli | Mar 15, 2006
Movie-theater owners are thinking about asking federal officials for permission to jam cellphone reception to stop annoying calls during films. Lisa Napoli looks at whether their proposal is likely to become reality.

Healthnet in Mexico

Helen Palmer | Mar 15, 2006
Healthnet, California's third-largest health insurer, today launched some new plans aimed at Latinos. It will sell policies that allow individuals or families to see doctors in the US or in Mexico--where they'd pay less. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Commentary: Put a lid on the debt ceiling

| Mar 15, 2006
The Senate has until the end of the week to raise the debt limit. It will be the fourth time in five years Congress will let the nation go deeper into the red. Commentator Steve Moore says it's time for the buck to stop.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Charles Schwab: Putting himself out front

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 15, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Charles Schwab about the evolution of the discount brokerage business and how he came to be the face of the company.
Posted In: Investing