Mar 30, 2007

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Greenwashed?

Mar 30, 2007
As the movement toward more sustainable living practices grows, so too does the need for standards that'll ensure the products on our shelves really are "greener."

Sticking point with Brazil

Mar 30, 2007
Brazil's Lula da Silva will visit President Bush at Camp David tomorrow. They've agreed to work together to promote the use of ethanol fuel, but U.S. tariffs on sugar-based ethanol are gumming up negotiations.

Yes, the Sexy Green Car Show

Mar 30, 2007
That's what they're calling the world's first low-carbon car show. It opens today in Cornwall, England and every vehicle on display is billed as being both non-polluting . . . and sexy.

ERA is back

Mar 30, 2007
The Equal Rights Amendment fell three states short of ratification in 1982, but now it has reemerged as the Women's Equality Amendment. And it still faces plenty of opposition.

Smoking's bad for your career

Mar 30, 2007
A study of women in the Navy has found that smokers are less successful in their jobs, especially those who light up daily. Could be all that extra time they spend smoking instead of working.

Evening the trading field

Mar 30, 2007
For 20 years, U.S. companies have been complaining that China gives its companies an unfair competitive advantage in the form of government subsidies. Now it looks like the U.S. might finally be ready to do something about it.

Chrysler bids due today

Mar 30, 2007
Prospective buyers are putting the finishing touches on their initial offers for Chrysler today — or not. GM has reportedly pulled out, and other bidders may face strong union resistance.

Big telecom winner: Qwest

Mar 30, 2007
Qwest, Verizon and AT&T have been granted the right to compete for the federal government's telecom contracts, a decision which propels Qwest into the top-tier providers. The big loser: Sprint.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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