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Toyota's number 1

Jeff Tyler | Apr 24, 2007
Toyota bumped GM off its perch last quarter as the world's biggest car maker. And all signs are that Toyota's going to be number one for a while. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto

Paulson continues Latin American outreach

Dan Grech | Apr 24, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson traveled to Mexico today to meet with officials about reducing poverty by making more capital available to small businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

If this index heats up, is it a good thing?

Sarah Gardner | Apr 24, 2007
You know about the old stand-bys of market indexes: the Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq Composite. . . . But here's a brand new one: the UBS Global Warming Index. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sarbanes-Oxley may be only part of the problem

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 24, 2007
Congress' attempt to fix corporate misbehavior is now blamed for driving business out of U.S. markets. But Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations tells Kai Ryssdal that's not entirely true.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Oh, stewardess! . . . That's gonna cost ya!

| Apr 24, 2007
Airlines are now charging passengers for amenities that used to be standard. Everything from food to pillows. Commentator Beth Teitell says it's time for the traveling public to fight back.
Posted In: Travel

Dirty Beijing air? Make rain

Scott Tong | Apr 24, 2007
China announced today its plan to address climate change. Good thing, too, because that Beijing air is nasty. Scott Tong reports on one pollution solution that may sound bizarre.

Thinking inside the box

| Apr 24, 2007
Office colleagues wind up buying each other presents for all sorts of occasions. But sometimes there's just not much joy in it. Alex Goldmark looked into gift-giving on the job.

The paycheck's always greener. . .

| Apr 24, 2007
Or is it? If you've ever wondered whether you got suckered into working for less than the guy in the next cubicle, commentator Joel Stein has a website for you. And it might come in handy when you negotiate your next salary.
Posted In: Jobs

One boat piece at a time

Scott Jagow | Apr 24, 2007
A man in Britain was convicted yesterday of stealing hundreds of boat parts from his employer, sneaking them out one-by-one in his toolbox to build his own luxury liner.
Posted In: Crime

Biofueled planes coming soon

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Apr 24, 2007
Virgin Airlines has announced it's working with Boeing and GE to get a jet powered by biofuels into the air next year. If all goes well, they could be flying commercially inside five years.
Posted In: Travel