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SanDisk takes on iPod

Aug 22, 2006
Can iPod rival SanDisk really give the iconic digital music device a run for its money? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Chavez talks oil with China

Aug 22, 2006
China hosts Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today as he kicks off a six-day visit. Venezuela currently sells over half of its oil to the US, but Chavez is looking to divert some of that trade to China. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Black box disclosure

Aug 22, 2006
In response to criticism from privacy advocates, federal regulators will require automakers to inform car buyers if their vehicles contain a data recording device. Annie Baxter looks at why we might want to know.

Lottery for the poor

Aug 22, 2006
A growing number of social service agencies use a lottery system to distribute limited housing assistance to the poor. Tom Banse has the story.

Volkswagen strike in Mexico

Aug 22, 2006
Car manufacturing is big business in Mexico and workers at one plant there want a bigger cut. This week 9,700 workers at a Volkswagen plant went on strike — again. Dan Grech reports.

In support of spontaneous combustion . . .

Aug 22, 2006
Commentator Jeff Steinbrink singles out a few household items he wouldn't mind seeing burst into flames a la the batteries in some Dell laptops.

Influencing DC from abroad

Aug 22, 2006
British defense group BAE has emerged as one of the biggest corporate donors to US political candidates. The company has given more than $650,000 ahead of November's Congressional election. Stephen Beard reports.

Business fare rollback

Aug 22, 2006
United and American have scrapped recent increases in business fares, but is that bad news for the industry? Not necessarily, reports Bob Moon.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC