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Cuba without Castro

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 1, 2006
Cuban leader Fidel Castro has temporarily ceded power to his brother, Raoul. Should Castro step down from power, what will a new Cuba look like? Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Cuban economic expert Daniel Erikson.
Posted In: Canada

Are offshore tax shelters fraud — or just shady?

Scott Tong | Aug 1, 2006
A Senate report released today finds that more and more extremely wealthy taxpayers are hiding their money in offshore accounts. But is it fraud? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Picture keeps getting worse at Kodak

Hilary Wicai | Aug 1, 2006
Once the granddaddy of all things celluloid, Kodak today posted its seventh straight losing quarter. It also announced it's cutting another 2,000 jobs. Hillary Wicai looks at the company's rocky road to financial recovery.

Cingular: Upgrade or pay

Lisa Napoli | Aug 1, 2006
Cingular Wireless plans to charge consumers $5 extra a month for the privilege of using . . . an old cell phone. Apparently, 4.7 million of the company's customers are not interested in fancy, high-tech phones. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Carmelo Scuderi's legacy just revving up

Steve Tripoli | Aug 1, 2006
As consumers turn to more fuel-efficient cars, the work of Carmelo Scuderi comes closer to reality. The widely-respected engineer and entrepreneur isn't a big auto name yet — but that might change if his final big idea passes the test. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Pied-noirs breathe life back into Algerian tourism

| Aug 1, 2006
French settlers fled Algeria en masse in 1962 after that nation gained independence. Now many are returning to see the country where they were raised — and boosting its tourism industry. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Canada

What happened to plain old summer jobs?

| Aug 1, 2006
Economists nowadays argue that young people should postpone work and get more degrees. Make more money in the end. But commentator Amity Shlaes says we're not doing kids any favors by letting them out of work.

Alchemy's renaissance

| Aug 1, 2006
In the 17th century, alchemists thought you could turn lead into gold. Today, alchemy is pretty much a dead science, but there are still a few people giving it some respect. Aries Keck has the story.
Posted In: Science

Time to save Doha is now

| Aug 1, 2006
Commentator Zanny Minton-Beddoes argues that the window is closing fast on efforts to revive the Doha Round of world trade talks.

Offshore drilling's a gamble

Scott Tong | Aug 1, 2006
The Senate is expected to pass a bill today opening the Gulf of Mexico to more oil and natural drilling. But will it actually take us toward energy independence? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

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