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No Vista in the holiday window

Dan Grech | Mar 22, 2006
Microsoft plans to delay sales of its new Windows Vista operating system until next year. The decision will have a big impact on retailers and other companies banking on holiday sales. Dan Grech reports.

China imposes consumption taxes

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 22, 2006
China appears to be getting more serious about the environment. Next month, the government will impose a 20% tax on gas-guzzling cars. There'll even be a charge on disposable chopsticks. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Apple and the French

Stephen Beard | Mar 22, 2006
Apple is getting into a melee with France. It says a proposed law concerning iPod music downloads smacks of state-sponsored piracy. Stephen Beard reports.

Bush meets the press

| Mar 21, 2006
We learned a couple of things about President Bush today during his press conference. One, he doesn't like to be interrupted. And two, he doesn't necessarily understand interest rates better than anybody else.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

France tries disconnecting iPods, iTunes

Janet Babin | Mar 21, 2006
French lawmakers OK'd today a bill that could force Apple to separate its iPod player from its iTunes store. Apple says the tight integration between the two is the main reason the company's been so successful. Janet Babin reports.

Putin goes to China

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 21, 2006
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Chinese leaders in Beijing today. The visit is one part commercial deal-making and one part relationship-building. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Measuring artists' creativity

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 21, 2006
Economist David Galenson speaks to host Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Old Masters and Young Geniuses," an attempt to quantify creativity.
Posted In: Economy

Hispanic businesses boom

Dan Grech | Mar 21, 2006
The US Census Bureau releases a new report showing Hispanic-owned businesses grew at three times the national rate from 1997 to 2002. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

The world's response to disaster

| Mar 21, 2006
UN officials asked today for $300 million in food aid for Somalia to prevent a massive famine there. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to African aid expert Salih Booker about the international community's response to such disasters.

Sell? Buy? Or just get out of town?

| Mar 21, 2006
New Orleans real estate agents are scrambling to accurately value houses around the city. Sales volume is up 40% over last year, driven by people under duress: Should they stay or should they go? Jen Banbury reports.