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Oil profits and energy security

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 14, 2006
The Bush Administration wants China and India to go along with its and the UN's efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear program, but it can't get Iranian oil out of the geopolitics. Guy Dinmore of the Financial Times discusses the situation with Kai Ryssdal.

Google ordered to turn over records

Janet Babin | Mar 14, 2006
A federal judge today ordered Google to hand over records of public searches that are in the company's computers. The Justice Department wants to see the data. Google objected. Janet Babin reports.

What's the score?

Tess Vigeland | Mar 14, 2006
Three main credit agencies announced a new credit-score system for businesses to use -- and for you to worry about. Tess Vigeland reports.

China's rural healthcare crisis

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 14, 2006
The Chinese government is nervous about the growing gap between rich and poor. One of its promises is a huge increase in healthcare spending for farmers. Jocelyn Ford reports the plan looks good on paper, but there are skeptics.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Global warming

| Mar 14, 2006
A UN agency says we've set a new record for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- one of the main causes of global warming. Elizabeth Kolbert, author of a book on climate change, "Field Notes From a Catastrophe," talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Blue-collar blues

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 14, 2006
Hourly workers with children often struggle to balance job requirements and family needs. Putting family first can sometimes cost them a job. A new report says this is more common than expected, and businesses would be wise to change their policies. Hillary Wicai reports.

Senate looking into oil mergers

Sam Eaton | Mar 14, 2006
Today, executives from the nation's six largest oil companies go before a Senate committee. They'll be asked to explain whether mergers have anything to do with their gushing profits. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Federal contractors, federal cheats

Scott Tong | Mar 14, 2006
A new study finds 10% of federal contractors are delinquent on their taxes. The Senate is holding a hearing today to learn more about the problem. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Google fights search seizures

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 14, 2006
Google seems to be have no fear about taking on the government. Today, the search engine does battle with the Justice Department at a hearing in California. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Recognizing drug courts' success

Jeff Tyler | Mar 14, 2006
In Washington today, an event to celebrate the success of the nation's drug courts -- and to elbow the folks in Congress who slashed the program's funding last year. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington