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Science ain't cheap

Scott Jagow | Feb 8, 2007
The White House has been talking a lot about global warming and energy security lately, but Chris Farrell says the President's budget lacks the commitment to do something about them.

Mutual fund shopping pays off

Steve Tripoli | Feb 8, 2007
A little mutual fund comparison shopping can save you thousands of dollars, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Even students at an elite MBA school had a tough time choosing the best deal.
Posted In: Investing

Like an old habit . . .

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 8, 2007
After a decade of shying away from U.S. tobacco companies, it looks like Europe is ready to reinvest. Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group is set to buy American discount cigarette maker Commonwealth.
Posted In: Canada

Sub-prime proves sub-par

Stephen Beard | Feb 8, 2007
The slowdown in the U.S. housing market has rippled all the way across the Atlantic. A British banking group has warned that bad debts will be much greater than expected.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Landis doping decision delayed

Amy Scott | Feb 8, 2007
Tour de France winner Floyd Landis may still race in that country again someday, but the scandal has been a drain on his finances — and other cyclists looking for sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

New effort to curb gang violence

Jeff Tyler | Feb 8, 2007
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is unveiling a plan to suppress gang activity by targeting the city's worst gangs. Officials are up against more than 40,000 members in 700 gangs.
Posted In: Crime

Talking about North Korea again

Scott Tong | Feb 8, 2007
The on-again, off-again talks over North Korea and nukes are on again with renewed signs of optimism. Namely that Washington may unfreeze bank assets of Pyongyang leaders if they're ready to talk disarmament.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

High school dropouts cost taxpayers billions

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 8, 2007
Researchers at Columbia University say if we could cut the high school dropout rate in half, taxpayers would save $127,000 per new graduate.
Posted In: Taxes

Old media seeks upside of downloads

Bob Moon and Kai Ryssdal | Feb 7, 2007
From the head of NBC bashing YouTube to Amazon selling movies through TiVo, old media are still adapting to new technologies. Kai Ryssdal discusses the ongoing download battle with Marketplace's Bob Moon.

Electric companies say yes to carbon caps

Sam Eaton | Feb 7, 2007
The Electric Power Supply Association joined a growing list of corporate groups calling for federal caps on greenhouse gas emissions. Sam Eaton reports on why CO2 regulations are becoming more widely endorsed.