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Getting in China's face on trade

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 16, 2006
Three US senators go to China next week to talk to officials about whether they are going to let their currency appreciate. If the answer is no, the senators have a bill that would slap nasty tariffs on Chinese imports. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Washington

Pulling investment out of Sudan

Alisa Roth | Mar 16, 2006
It's illegal for US firms to invest in Sudan. But foreign companies still do business there despite the killing of hundreds of thousands of people. Now, American investors in those foreign companies are starting to pull their money out. Today, the University of California is expected to do just that. Alisa Roth reports.

FCC enforces decency rules

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 16, 2006
Ever since the Janet Jackson breast exposure at the Super Bowl, the Federal Communications Commission has been promising a crackdown. Yesterday, it delivered, with nearly $4 million in fines. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Russians look for energy stability at G8

| Mar 16, 2006
The Russians are hosting the first meeting of energy ministers from the group of eight industrialized nations. Their aim is to bring order and stability to global energy. Stephen Beard reports.

NCAA hoops for free

Tess Vigeland | Mar 16, 2006
CBS is making games from the NCAA basketball tournament available for free online. It's making its money off advertising. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

Turn your roof into cash!

| Mar 16, 2006
Colin Fitz-Gerald, a roofer in Cape Cod, has an idea so big it can be seen from outer space. He's hoping to bring outdoor advertising to the Last Frontier. Ian Gray reports.

Seeking clean water for all

| Mar 16, 2006
The World Water Forum is meeting in Mexico, with folks from more than a hundred countries talking about improving access to water for the poor. Dan Grech reports.

H&R Block accused of fraud

Bob Moon | Mar 15, 2006
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has filed suit against H&R Block, accusing the tax preparer of encouraging customers to invest in retirement accounts it offers that cost more in fees than they return in interest. Bob Moon reports.

Free speech and campaign money

Hilary Wicai | Mar 15, 2006
There's a fight brewing over political money and the Internet. It involves the Federal Election Commission, Congress and a whole slew of bloggers. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Theater owners consider silencing phones

Lisa Napoli | Mar 15, 2006
Movie-theater owners are thinking about asking federal officials for permission to jam cellphone reception to stop annoying calls during films. Lisa Napoli looks at whether their proposal is likely to become reality.