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Looking to kick-start German economy

Kyle James | Jun 20, 2006
German soccer fans are hoping they'll make it to the World Cup final in July.German politicians are looking to get an economic boost in a country that's been in the doldrums for a couple years. Kyle James reports from Berlin.
Posted In: Canada

Is diesel the next alternative fuel?

| Jun 20, 2006
Le Mans is one of the most grueling of all car races, and this year an Audi powered by diesel won it. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to L.A. Times auto critic Dan Neil about the remarkably quiet, clean race car and the future of diesel.
Posted In: Science

Did Greenspan fail us?

Stephen Beard | Jun 20, 2006
A group of fund managers and commentators is blaming former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan for current inflation fears that have been wreaking havoc on world markets. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Proxy season fallout

| Jun 20, 2006
Commentator Matthew Bishop argues this year's shareholder revolts over corporate governance and policy are just the initial skirmishes in a longer fight to give investors more say over the companies they own.

Stop Over-Spending

John Dimsdale | Jun 20, 2006
A Senate panel takes up proposed legislation today aimed at curbing deficit spending. A measure that would give presidents a line-item veto may have support on both sides of the aisle.John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Cracking down on illicit luxury

| Jun 20, 2006
US and European Union trade officials are expected to sign an agreement today to clamp down on knock-off luxury goods. Eric Niiler has more.
Posted In: Canada

New stroke drug?

Helen Palmer | Jun 20, 2006
Researchers report that a drug commonly used to treat heart disease might also help lessen the debilitating effects of stroke. But getting it to market as a stroke drug might be difficult. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Northwest's new boarding policy

Bob Moon | Jun 20, 2006
The airline unveiled plans yesterday to do away with row-by-row boarding. Bob Moon tells us why.

More trouble for Vonage

Janet Babin | Jun 20, 2006
Verizon has sued Vonage, claiming that the company is using its patented technology to offer phone service over the Internet. Janet Babin gives us a damage report.
Posted In: Science

Hasbro, CVS deal

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 20, 2006
The nation's No. 2 toymaker teamed up with drug store-operator CVS on Monday to offer a new line of baby products. Rachel Dornhelm reports.