The price for a low-cost laptop designed for Third World countries is actually twice as high for Americans than for foreign governments. But Curt Nickisch reports that it's still one of the cheapest laptops around.
The U.N. meets today to discuss climate change, a week before President Bush's separate meeting with world leaders on the same topic. But critics say they haven't heard enough specifics from the White House about the latter. Sam Eaton reports.
President Bush is asking Congress for spending bills today for the 2008 fiscal year, which starts next Monday. John Dimsdale reports that the White House is threatening to veto every one close to agreement so far.
Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and that's led to a shortage of cement. And the largest cement maker in the country, a Mexican company called Cemex, is setting up shop. Dan Grech has more.
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