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Congress considers 'cap and trade' bills

John Dimsdale | Jan 24, 2007
Legislation on Capitol Hill would allow companies that clean up their carbon emissions to earn credits and sell them to companies needing more time to cut fossil-fuel use. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Lebanon crisis stalls reconstruction

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 24, 2007
Hezbollah-led protests, strikes and violence have shut down much of Lebanon. Anthony Shadid, the Washington Post's correspondent in Beirut, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the troubled nation.

Pension fund takes the lead against Apple

Alisa Roth | Jan 24, 2007
The New York City Employees' Retirement System says it will be the lead plaintiff in a class-action suit filed against Apple in connection with the company's stock option backdating scandal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Wrecked ship holds valuable nickel

Stephen Beard | Jan 24, 2007
A freighter run aground off the coast of Britain has left nearby beaches strewn with its cargo — which residents have carted off. But it's what's left on the ship that's moving the markets. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Seeking change and building a business

Steve Tripoli | Jan 24, 2007
Two guys from Ghana have an idea for creating an entrepreneurial bridge between their native African nation and the United States. Steve Tripoli has their story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Looking down at the world's problems

Stephen Beard | Jan 24, 2007
Business and political leaders from around the globe have gathered high in the Swiss Alps for the annual World Economic Forum. Hot topics this year: globalization, trade imbalances — and global warming of course.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Kid-friendly homes . . . in the city

Lisa Napoli | Jan 24, 2007
Some builders in New York have discovered a growing niche in the housing market: families who want the comforts of a suburban lifestyle without the commute. Lisa Napoli has the story.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Let the ethanol debate begin

Bob Moon | Jan 24, 2007
With his sweeping call for a 20 percent reduction in gasoline use, President Bush set into motion a full-scale debate over alternative fuels — and what's really the best path to energy independence.

The health insurance tax break

Scott Jagow | Jan 24, 2007
President Bush has proposed tax reform which would treat the health insurance you get through your employer as taxable income. So who would benefit from his plan?
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Did Microsoft cheat the system?

Steve Tripoli | Jan 24, 2007
Microsoft allegedly offered to pay a software engineer to edit entries in the open-source Web encyclopedia Wikipedia. But is that a problem in a medium that, by definition, anyone can contribute to? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Science