Feb 1, 2006

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Reich advises Bernanke

Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.

Addicted to oil? Find a substitute.

Feb 1, 2006
In his State of the Union speech, President Bush said the country should reduce its reliance on foreign oil. He laid out a specific goal to wean the country of crude, and said it could be accomplished in the most American of ways: Going high tech. Ethan Lindsey reports on the plan.

gTunes?

Feb 1, 2006
Reports that Google was looking to buy digital music provider Napster sent shudders through the music industry yesterday. Google later denied the reports, but many want the search engine to join the music distribution fray and change the rules. Janet Babin has more from the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio.

Cowpies to cash

Feb 1, 2006
A novel conference gets underway in Wisconsin this week. State agriculture officials are gathering farmers together to teach them how to turn manure into money. Brian Bull has more.

The team

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