French nuclear power giant Areva is buying Ausra, a Silicon Valley solar start-up, with hopes of dominating the solar thermal power market. Sarah Gardner explains who gets what out of the deal and why Areva might be looked at as a French GE.
Federal Aviation Administration says airline pilots can't fly more than eight hours a day. But a special Frontline report airing tonight shows us a world that doesn't abide by this rule -- at the severe risk of the pilots. Miles O'Brien reports.
UBS reported a billion dollars in earnings today -- its first profit in over than a year. But the Swiss banking giant's rewarding numbers also indicate a worrying trend. Stephen Beard explores what's rattling the nerves of UBS's depositors.
Safety regulators are coming under scrutiny for failing to spot issues with Toyota vehicles before the company needed to implement a massive recall. But not everyone was asleep at the wheel. Bill Radke delves deeper with Marketplace's Brett Neely.
Law enforcement agencies faced with shrinking budgets have been forced to keep their aging cruisers on the road. And that's meant a lot of cash-strapped repairs and slow-moving Crown Victorias. Gigi Douban reports.
Word of mouth has long been one of the most effective ways for businesses to get their names out. But a new study finds the buzz generated
in social circles isn't what it used to be. Jeff Tyler reports.
Toyota says it's recalling more than 400,000 Priuses, and it's recalled a lot of other cars for sudden acceleration, thanks largely to the commonization of several parts. Alisa Roth explains what that means.
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