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Global warming insurance

Sam Eaton | Aug 22, 2006
A coalition of investors representing about $3 trillion is pressuring insurance companies to get serious about climate change. The industry's survival could depend on it. Sam Eaton reports.

Chavez talks oil with China

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 22, 2006
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may be anti-American, but the US is still his top oil customer. Today, he arrives in China where he hopes to divert some of that trade — despite a pesky geographic detail. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Welfare reform's 10th anniversary

Scott Jagow | Aug 22, 2006
The welfare reform law designed to help welfare recipients re-enter the workforce turns 10 today. Host Scott Jagow talks with American Enterprise Institute's Douglas Besharov about the program's success and failure.
Posted In: Washington

New brand of oil boom in Texas

| Aug 22, 2006
The West Texas twin cities of Midland-Odessa have seen their fortunes rise and fall on the price of a barrel of oil — and times haven't been this good for a long, long time. Michael May has the story.

YouTube advertising here

Janet Babin | Aug 22, 2006
Online video sharing site YouTube is introducing video ads for its homepage and sponsor-created pages. It's the company's latest move to boost revenue, but will it work? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Life on demand

| Aug 22, 2006
TiVo makes it possible for us to watch what we want, when we want. But commentator and writer Beth Teitell says it's becoming all too easy to want to apply this mentality to real life.

Cairo's costly new clean cabs

Nancy Farghalli | Aug 22, 2006
The Egyptian government has rolled out a fleet of new eco-friendly yellow cabs, replacing the older, smoggier variety. It's a sign that the country's getting serious about air pollution — but there is one catch, Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Canada

Lottery for the poor

| Aug 22, 2006
A growing number of social service agencies use a lottery system to distribute limited housing assistance to the poor. Tom Banse has the story.

In support of spontaneous combustion . . .

| Aug 22, 2006
Commentator Jeff Steinbrink singles out a few household items he wouldn't mind seeing burst into flames a la the batteries in some Dell laptops.

Chavez talks oil with China

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 22, 2006
China hosts Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today as he kicks off a six-day visit. Venezuela currently sells over half of its oil to the US, but Chavez is looking to divert some of that trade to China. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

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