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Jan 4, 2007

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Corn shortage in store?

Jan 4, 2007
An environmental think tank says the fast-growing ethanol industry's appetite for corn is going to be more than double the government's estimate. Sam Eaton reports.

Back-door defense spending

Jan 4, 2007
The Bush Administration is skirting the normal budget process and using "emergency" supplemental spending to fund non-emergency items for the Pentagon. Jeff Tyler looks at the effects.

Schooling teens on the cost of pregnancy

Jan 4, 2007
The cost of raising a child in America is about $250,000 these days. One school program in Texas is motivating teenagers not to get pregnant by telling them just how much babies cost. Alex Cohen has the story.

Cities stuck with old stadiums

Jan 4, 2007
Older stadiums are getting more and more expensive to maintain, so who's going to pay for the renovations when the local municipality can't afford it? David Carter has some advice.

Democrats' first 100 hours

Jan 4, 2007
Congress is back today and everyone's watching to see if the Democrats will keep their promises for reform over their first few days in power. Amy Scott reports.

Belarus hits Russia with oil tax

Jan 4, 2007
Belarus and Russia are at it again. Following their quarrel over natural gas taxes, a fresh row has broken out between the two neighbors over oil. Stefan Bos reports.

Are you ready for some ads!

Jan 4, 2007
Super Bowl commercials continue to get pricier and, hopefully, more entertaining as companies shell out millions of dollars to get your attention. Dan Grech reports.

Unions throw down the (protective) glove

Jan 4, 2007
A loophole in workplace rules lets some employers force workers to buy their own protective gear. The Labor Department hasn't fixed the rule, so two unions are forcing the issue. Alisa Roth reports.

The end of musicals?

Jan 4, 2007
British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber warns that the auction of a wireless spectrum in London could doom music theater in the city's West End. Stephen Beard explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC