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More battery problems for Sony

Janet Babin | Sep 19, 2006
Toshiba said it's recalling 340,000 of Sony laptop batteries, but not because they might catch fire. It's because they just don't always work. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

A new day for Maytag?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 19, 2006
The appliance brand best known for its TV ads featuring a bored repairman hopes to reverse slumping sales with its first line of products under new ownership by Whirlpool. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

U.S. inspects British accountants

Stephen Beard | Sep 19, 2006
Some British financiers are accusing0 the U.S. of seeking to impose its laws on the UK after officials swooped on the London offices of a British accountancy firm. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Air Force to test jet fuel alternative

| Sep 19, 2006
In an effort to curb its growing budget for oil-based jet fuel, the Air Force is testing an alternative blend today. And commercial airlines will be watching closely. Jason Paur reports.

China's turning protectionist

Jocelyn Ford | Sep 19, 2006
Hank Paulson has arrived in eastern China but he's warned against high expectations for his four-day visit. It's a tough time to try to even the huge trade imbalance between the U.S. and China, Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Washington

Warner Music coming to YouTube

Janet Babin | Sep 18, 2006
Warner Music will distribute its music and videos through the YouTube website and license the music to its users. Which means better — or at least legal — soundtracks for all those homemade movies. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Power changing hands at IMF

Scott Tong | Sep 18, 2006
The IMF today increased the influence of China, South Korea, Turkey and Mexico to reflect their growing economies. The move is seen as an attempt to boost the credibility of the IMF — but will it work? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Church, politics and the IRS

| Sep 18, 2006
The IRS says it's renewed efforts to enforce the laws that limit churches and charities from involvement in partisan political campaigns. One group is sending out warning letters to 117,000 clergy members. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Understanding The J Curve

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 18, 2006
Public policy's tough to quantify, but one theory may help predict changes in political stability and openness. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Ian Bremmer, president of the world's largest political risk consultancy, about his new book, The J Curve.
Posted In: Canada

$20 million space vacation

| Sep 18, 2006
Anousheh Ansari blasted off to the International Space Station today to become the first female space tourist. Christopher Noxon and Ruth Ellenson had a few things to say about her trip to the final frontier.