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Google challenges Microsoft in the office

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 22, 2007
Google is rolling out a new office product called Google Apps. It hits the market just as Microsoft is peddling its latest office software. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at whether Bill Gates and company ought to be worried.

Underground fuel tanks need costly repairs

John Dimsdale | Feb 22, 2007
Underground fuel storage tanks, like those at your corner gas station, are leaking. And the Government Accountability Office says it will cost $12 billion for the clean-up. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Golden State raises ante for 2008 campaign

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 22, 2007
A California Assembly committee today voted to move up next year's presidential primary from June to February. If signed by the governor, candidates' campaign costs will rise considerably.

Expect higher prices — it's natural

| Feb 22, 2007
The announcement that Whole Foods will pay about $565 million for its smaller rival, Wild Oats, worries commentator Alex Markels. He says the deal will just add to the rising prices of natural foods — like organic kale.
Posted In: Retail

Taking real estate to a new dimension

| Feb 22, 2007
If you've got a working knowledge of theoretical physics you can buy near San Francisco for less than 20 bucks. Nathanael Johnson explains.

Inflation? I don't want to hear it!

Dan Grech | Feb 22, 2007
What do you do if your economy is overheated and inflation is spiraling out of control? If you're the Argentina president, you shoot the messenger. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Equal winnings on a silver platter

Amy Scott | Feb 22, 2007
Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament, has awarded smaller prizes to women for all of its 123 years. But no more. Amy Scott reports on the changing times at the All England Club.
Posted In: Sports

Vulture fund circles over Zambia's debt

Stephen Beard | Feb 22, 2007
A businessman bought part of Zambia's debt and now he's trying to collect. It's prompted a lawsuit that could affect Third World debt-forgiveness programs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing

Day in the Work Life: The nanny

| Feb 22, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we kid around with a nanny.
Posted In: Jobs

Housing hasn't hit bottom yet

Scott Jagow | Feb 22, 2007
Economics correspondent Chris Farrell says low long-term interest rates are propping up the housing market — for now. But when rates ratchet up, the market still has plenty of room to fall.
Posted In: Housing