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Union reunion

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 16, 2006
A year after breaking up, labor unions AFL-CIO and Change to Win are in talks to pool their campaign efforts — and financial resources — for November's midterm elections. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Earmark forensics

Scott Tong | Aug 16, 2006
A watchdog group has launched a campaign to uncover which members of Congress are inserting costly earmarks into spending bills — and they want your help. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Washington

How secure can we make air travel?

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 16, 2006
Even though screening in the UK and Europe is the toughest it's ever been, EU officials met today to talk about working together. Host Kai Ryssdal asks aviation security expert Alan Hatcher, will it do any good?
Posted In: Canada

Risk profiling is worth the tradeoff

| Aug 16, 2006
Tighter airport security means longer lines and delayed flights for many passengers. Commentator David Frum says that could all be eliminated, if only we would apply what we've learned from risk analysis.

Lebanon's truckers try to keep things moving

| Aug 16, 2006
Before the ceasefire in Lebanon took hold, trucks shipping supplies across the country were a major target of Israeli air strikes. Ben Gilbert talks to truckers who risked their lives to continue delivering goods.
Posted In: Canada

Organic opportunities

Steve Tripoli | Aug 16, 2006
Organic dairy farming is attracting newcomers and winning converts among traditional dairy farmers. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

America losing its competitive edge

| Aug 16, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues American businesses need to lobby Congress to bolster science and math education for the sake of American competitiveness.

Chinese invest in art

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 16, 2006
There's a lot of money sloshing around in China's middle class these days and it's found a new home in art auctions houses. Jocelyn Ford looks at what's driving the craze.
Posted In: Canada

Who owns 'pod'?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 16, 2006
Apple is out to reserve the use of the word pod for its own products. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.

New inflation numbers

Hilary Wicai | Aug 16, 2006
In an effort to make the government's Consumer Price Index more accurate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics may begin calculating the figure out to three decimal places. Hillary Wicai explains why.
Posted In: Wall Street