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Hu's first stop: The House of Gates

Alisa Roth | Apr 17, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the United States this week. He travels first to Seattle, where he'll visit Bill Gates. As Alisa Roth reports, the stop is a victory in Gates' ongoing battle against pirated software in China.
Posted In: Canada

So what's your excuse?

| Apr 17, 2006
The IRS has more than 40 categories for excuses Americans use to avoid filing tax returns. As Brian Bull reports, few if any of them work.
Posted In: Washington

Job Files: Tax preparer

| Apr 17, 2006
In this special Tax Day installment, Alaskan Jerry Lieboff talks about his work as a tax preparer who makes house calls in the bush.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Eastern Europe hit by floods

| Apr 17, 2006
Thousands of people are being evacuated from rising waters in Romania, Hungary and the Balkans, as governments are dealing with some of the worst flooding in more than a century. Stefan Bos reports.
Posted In: Canada

Skilling's cross

Sam Eaton | Apr 17, 2006
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling returns to the witness stand today. This time the prosecution will be asking the questions. As Sam Eaton reports, government attorneys are planning to use Skilling's own words against him.

GE interested in British airport operator

Stephen Beard | Apr 17, 2006
General Electric is reported to have joined the battle for control of Britain's biggest airport operator, BAA. The company, which runs all three of London's main airports, has recently rejected two takeover bids.Stephen Beard reports.

Easter retail: Some rise, some fall

Ethan Lindsey | Apr 17, 2006
Yesterday's Easter holiday meant big business for some, slow sales for others. Ethan Lindsey has the score.

JibJab's latest laugh

Lisa Napoli | Apr 17, 2006
Online satirists launch a new website, Joke Box, allowing users to swap witticisms and funny video clips. As Lisa Napoli reports, the creators of the site hope advertisers will get the joke too.

Refund Madness

| Apr 15, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service says the average tax refund will hit $2,100 bucks this year. What should you do with your tax refund? KUOW's Cathy Duchamp has some recommendations.
Posted In: Taxes

"Day in the Work Life": A Hairy Situation

| Apr 15, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life' -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we tie up split ends with a hair stylist.
Posted In: Jobs