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Ethanol IPO

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 15, 2006
With yesterday's favorable IPO by ethanol producer VeraSun, Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at investor enthusiasm for public offerings from other biofuel companies.
Posted In: Wall Street

Natural gas discovery in South China Sea

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 15, 2006
Today in Asian trading, shares of Chinese oil company CNOOC soared more than 6% on news of a big, new energy find deep under the South China Sea. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

FEMA getting battered again

John Dimsdale | Jun 14, 2006
Congress looked today at an audit that found massive abuse of FEMA relief money. As much as $1.4 billion — or 16% — was spent on things like tropical vacations, a divorce attorney, even a sex change. John Dimsdale reports
Posted In: Washington

Thawing identity theft protection

Amy Scott | Jun 14, 2006
Congress is considering a bill that would roll back consumers' ability to freeze their own credit — a move critics say would make it harder for consumers to protect themselves from identity thieves. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Washington

Airbus delay lifts Boeing

Alisa Roth | Jun 14, 2006
Boeing shares surged Wednesday after Airbus announced its new A380 super-sized jumbo jet wasn't going to be ready as early as promised. Alisa Roth reports.

Hard times for UAW

| Jun 14, 2006
The United Auto Workers' ranks have shrunk by more than half in 25 years. But, says commentator Robert Reich, there are still plenty of jobs for American auto workers — it's the quality of jobs that's changed.

Land rush in Biloxi

Stephen Smith | Jun 14, 2006
Parts of Biloxi, Miss. wiped out by Hurricane Katrina are now prime turf for casinos. Some homeowners are getting big bucks for their storm-ravaged lots. Others won't be so lucky. Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks reports.

Our long legacy of slackers

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 14, 2006
Tom Lutz talks to host Kai Ryssdal about his new book on the history of slackers in America. You know, like Benjamin Franklin.

Wedding feasts outlawed in Pakistan

Miranda Kennedy | Jun 14, 2006
Big, costly weddings are all the rage in Pakistan. So much so that the government dusted off an old law to crack down on the new extravagance it sees as a social problem. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Underdogs of war

| Jun 14, 2006
Iraqi interpreters work with foreign troops and media at great personal risk. About 5,000 fill that vital role for the US military. Ben Gilbert visited a base outside Ramadi to talk to some of them about their jobs.
Posted In: Canada, Washington