Features By Caitlan Carroll

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UBS, U.S. try to settle out of court

UBS had a court date today with U.S. officials who argue secret Swiss bank accounts allow Americans to dodge taxes. But yesterday, the two sides asked to delay the trial while they try to reach a settlement. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Go to a national park, it's free!

To celebrate the first official weekend of summer, why not visit your closest national park? Admission to U.S. national parks will be free this weekend and two more weekends this summer. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Health, Travel
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Where calling art 'trash' is a good thing

Cities pay millions of dollars every year to deal with their trash. So some communities are finding artful ways to deal with the issue that both educate and illuminate sustainability. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Court takes brake off Chrysler-Fiat deal

The U.S. Supreme Court has shifted Chrysler's bankruptcy plan back into drive, opening the way for the automaker's sale to Fiat. So did Chrysler's creditors have any hope for a better deal? Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Auto
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What's behind that Energy Star label

Consumers rely on the Energy Star label to tell them which products are the most energy efficient. But how thoroughly are those products tested before slapped with the green tag? Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Mandatory composting may come to SF

San Francisco wants to boost its high recycling rate, so it may become the first city to make composting and recycling mandatory. And there could be stiff penalties for those who don't comply. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Boldly smell like no one has before

The Star Trek franchise is trying a new product to tap into the zealous love of Trekkies: three kinds of perfume, named faithfully after inside references to the show. Marketers call it a smart move. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Ex-criminals give lives solar power

A Los Angeles gang-prevention program helps give ex-gang members new direction by teaching them how to install solar panels. The program provides hope for ex-criminals, even in a tough job market. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Chrysler, CAW talks more demanding

Chrysler is talking to the Canadian Auto Workers union today, demanding it accept a big cut in wages and health care. Caitlan Carroll reports talks in Canada could be a precursor to what happens in talks with autoworkers in the U.S.
Posted In: Auto
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Thai riots spur Asian economy concerns

Asian stock markets have done well the past few weeks, but political instability in Thailand has highlighted big concerns about the region's emerging economies. Caitlan Carroll reports.

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