Jun 12, 2006

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Segments From this episode

NYMEX changes course

Jun 12, 2006
Traders who buy and sell oil do so on several exchanges, including the New York Mercantile Exchange. It's going electronic today in a bid to compete against rival exchange ICE. Amy Scott reports.

Sustainable banking winners

Jun 12, 2006
Banks are realizing that companies with a green bent are a sound financial investment. Sam Eaton reports.

Small arms = big bucks for China

Jun 12, 2006
A report from Amnesty International finds covert Chinese arms exports are stoking conflicts in hot spots around the world. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Antarctic tourism

Jun 12, 2006
Among the issues on the agenda for today's meeting of signatories to the Antarctic Treaty: What, if anything, should be done about the growing tourism trade to the frozen continent? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Sloan Sessions: Estate tax

Jun 12, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and host Scott Jagow discuss the potential downside of repealing the estate tax for people with large estates.

Farm lobby sour over budget compromise

Jun 12, 2006
The farm lobby is looking to regroup after winding up on the losing end of a Congressional compromise to provide emergency funding for the war in Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.

Cell phone blocker

Jun 12, 2006
A new technology could provide the answer to annoying cell calls in theaters and other public places. But intentionally jamming cell signals could be illegal. Lisa Napoli reports.

Change coming at UAW

Jun 12, 2006
US automakers are asking unions to accept some pretty big changes. And now the president of the United Auto Workers says they're going have to bite the bullet and do it. Janet Babin reports.

Beware viruses on IM

Jun 12, 2006
Instant messaging is a popular tool for communicating at the office, but it might also let in some nasty enemies. It's the latest vector for computer viruses. Alex Cohen reports.

Is Venice doomed?

Jun 12, 2006
Billions have been spent to save Venice from sinking into the sea. Now there's debate about whether too much money is going toward saving the storied city. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC