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Study: Spending more improves students' scores

Hilary Wicai | Mar 21, 2006
A report out today suggests it might be possible to spend our way out of failing schools. More than 90% of the nation's largest urban school districts improved their math scores, thanks in part to some extra cash. Hillary Wicai reports.

Dealing with global warming

Sam Eaton | Mar 21, 2006
A report out today ranks companies on how well they're dealing with the challenges of global warming. The ranking comes from a group that invests in environmentally-friendly technology. Sam Eaton reports.

Listening for hints from Fed chair

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 21, 2006
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave one of his first public speeches last night. He didn't tip his hand much on interest rates. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A video game you can't refuse?

Lisa Napoli | Mar 21, 2006
Electronic Arts rolls out its new, $20-million Godfather video game. Lisa Napoli tells us whether it sleeps with the fishes or not.

Sprint goes after private investigators

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 21, 2006
Sprint Nextel has filed a lawsuit against a small private investigation firm in Florida. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that these guys are a far cry from the romantic P.I. world of Sam Spade.

Disturbing bird flu news

| Mar 21, 2006
The Bush Administration predicts birds with the avian flu disease will be found in the United States this year.Meanwhile, the virus has evolved into two different human strains. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Health

Markets on the rise

Alisa Roth | Mar 20, 2006
It's been a good few weeks for the markets. The S&P 500 and the Dow both reached nearly five-year highs and appear to be going strong. Can the bull market hang on? Are we setting ourselves up for another fall? Alisa Roth reports.

Patents before the Supreme Court

Janet Babin | Mar 20, 2006
On Tuesday the High Court hears a case that boils down to a question of whether ideas can be patented. The outcome could effect effect thousands of patents issued on drugs, software and gene technology. Janet Babin reports.

Wal-Mart in China

Paddy Hirsch | Mar 20, 2006
Wal-Mart may be the biggest retailer in the world, but it doesn't even make the top 30 in China, where local stores dominate the market. That could change, if the Bentonville behemoth has its way. Patrick Hirsch reports.
Posted In: Canada

Snow on wages

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Mar 20, 2006
US Treasury Secy. John Snow says the widening gap between high-paid and low-paid Americans shows how the nation's efficient labor market rewards more-productive workers. Kai Ryssdal speaks with John Dimsdale about Snow's remarks.
Posted In: Economy, Washington