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GM's vote on voting

Alisa Roth | Jun 7, 2006
Dissident shareholders voted Tuesday in favor of a new resolution that would change how company directors are elected. It's part of a larger trend in corporate governance, Alisa Roth reports.

Biofuel buzz going global?

Sam Eaton | Jun 7, 2006
A report out today looks at the potential for fuels such as ethanol to go global — and World Bank's potential interest in funding biofuel projects in developing countries is fueling the buzz. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

The 'Daedalus' scam

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 7, 2006
A college student pleaded guilty yesterday to charges he conned investors into pouring millions into a bogus hedge fund named for the mythical architect who confounded many a Greek with his complex labyrinth. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

Mexico's presidential debate

Dan Grech | Jun 7, 2006
Yesterday's prime-time presidential debate was considered crucial point in Mexico's decision to remain right of center or elect a more leftist president. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Canada

Active-duty data on stolen laptop too

Alisa Roth | Jun 7, 2006
That laptop stolen from a Veteran's Affairs employee? It didn't just have personal information on 26 million veterans. Turns out information for most active-duty military was on there as well. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

New incentive for Iran

Bob Moon | Jun 6, 2006
Last week, the White House was hailed for making concessions to Iran. Today, another proposal: The US will supply Tehran with some nuclear technology if it stops enriching uranium. And Iran didn't say no right away. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

So much for the golden years

Tess Vigeland | Jun 6, 2006
A new report says the US government's pension obligations are underfunded by trillions of dollars — could our retirement future possibly be worse than we already thought? Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Washington

Creating a new General Motors

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 6, 2006
GM shareholders approved two reform proposals today — a first — but the company isn't obligated to listen. So what do the votes mean? Host Kai Ryssdal asks around.

One app closer to world domination

Amy Scott | Jun 6, 2006
Google has introduced an online spreadsheet application to compete with Microsoft's Excel. It lacks some of Excel's bells and whistles — but it's free. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science

Underdogs of war

| Jun 6, 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 and talked to some of them about their jobs.
Posted In: Canada