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Oil talks just talk

Alisa Roth | Apr 21, 2006
Finance ministers from the G7 industrialized nations and China meet with crude oil producers in Washington today to discuss ways to tame record-breaking oil prices. Alisa Roth reports.

Immigration raids may not deter employers

| Apr 21, 2006
Federal officials have made it clear that they plan to crack down on businesses that employ undocumented immigrants. But will businesses really change their ways? Alex Cohen reports.

Paper, plastic or 'ChicoBag'?

Brian Watt | Apr 21, 2006
As millions prepare for Earth Day observances Saturday, Brian Watt talks to an inventor looking to cure the world's addiction to plastic shopping bags.

Mr. Gates visits Vietnam

Miranda Kennedy | Apr 21, 2006
Microsoft's Bill Gates arrives in Vietnam Saturday to see firsthand the growth of the country's IT industry. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Move aside, Mario and Luigi

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 21, 2006
Nintendo is looking to tap into a new market: video games for grown-ups. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Hu visit censored back in China

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 21, 2006
Chinese president Hu Jintao winds up his trip to the US today. His speech yesterday in Washington didn't really knock anybody's socks off. And back in China, folks didn't even get to hear it all. Jocelyn Ford explains.
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Europe calls on US for fair trade

Kyle James | Apr 21, 2006
While America complains about China's trade policies, Europe is lobbing the same criticism at the US. Kyle James reports from Berlin.

Courts chip away at knockoff heaven

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 20, 2006
The Beijing High Court has upheld a judgment in favor of five luxury brands who sued the landlord of the city's most notorious counterfeit shopping center. But will anything change? Jocelyn Ford reports.<br /><b>Latest in a series: The Price of Piracy.</b>

All the problems in China

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 20, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao met President Bush today in Washington. Intellectual property protection was discussed, but the Chinese government is unlikely to do much to quell the problem, piracy expert Andrew Mertha tells host Kai Ryssdal. That's because China has too many other problems right now.<br /><b>Latest in a series: The Price of Piracy.</b>

Immigration crackdown targets employers

Scott Tong | Apr 20, 2006
Immigration agents arrested seven executives and hundreds of employees of the pallet maker IFCO Systems yesterday. Authorities raided offices and plants of the company in at least nine states. Scott Tong reports.