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Foreign clout

| Apr 26, 2006
Lawmakers are set to begin discussing ways to tighten scrutiny of business deals involving foreign companies in the wake of the Dubai Ports World imbroglio. But as Steve Tripoli reports, some businesses are saying not so fast.

WTC progress?

Alex Cohen | Apr 26, 2006
After weeks of balking, developer Larry Silverstein has agreed to plans to rebuild the World Trade Center site. Now it's up to the site's owners to jump on board. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: New York

Digital divide is narrowing

Miranda Kennedy | Apr 26, 2006
The Economist and IBM said in their e-readiness report released today that for the first time ever, some parts of China and India are on par with developed nations. From New Delhi, Miranda Kennedy reports.

EU cracks down on counterfeiters

Kyle James | Apr 26, 2006
The European Union is releasing a draft law today that would impose stiff fines and prison terms for those hawking things like fake Louis Vuitton bags. From Berlin, Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Microsoft gets in the game

Scott Tong | Apr 26, 2006
Microsoft has bought an advertising agency that has a modern day twist. Think ad placement in your video games. Scott Tong explains.

Petroleum 101

Scott Tong | Apr 25, 2006
Although President Bush said the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice would investigate possible price gouging, he blamed the escalation of fuel costs on the growing demand for oil and lack of new US refineries. Scott Tong reports.

Mixed signals from Venezuela

Alisa Roth | Apr 25, 2006
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been cracking down on foreign oil companies doing business in his country, the world's fifth largest producer of oil. The question is how far can he push before the foreign companies get fed up and leave? Alisa Roth reports.

Standing room only

| Apr 25, 2006
High fuel costs are being blamed for airlines' loss of profits and the rise of ticket prices. Here's one solution: Airbus is toying with the idea of introducing standing-room-only seats. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Chris Elliot of the New York Times about the plan.

Many happy returns

| Apr 25, 2006
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the shipping cargo container. Commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon explains the importance of these containers to the economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Dot-com deja vu

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 25, 2006
The Internet bubble may have burst more than five years ago, but Fortune magazine's Adam Lashinsky says that it's not only back, it's better than ever. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.