May 10, 2007

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Border patrol forecasts economy

May 10, 2007
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.

Pulling the plug on Galileo

May 10, 2007
Europe is withdrawing its challenge to America's GPS — for now. Ongoing squabbles between backers of the satellite navigation system have forced the European Commission to shelve it, but it may reemerge as a taxpayer-funded project. Stephen Beard reports.

Green or greenwash?

May 10, 2007
The magazine PR Week hosts a conference today for marketing types to swap stories and advice on "going green." So as more and more companies launch new environmental initiatives, how can you tell what's just window dressing? Sarah Gardner looks…

Filling up on sports coverage

May 10, 2007
From your cell phone to the gas pump, technology is making it easier than ever to watch games and get sports news just about anytime, anywhere. And that's nudging the industry ever closer to the entertainment model, says David Carter.

Potential peril from microwave popcorn

May 10, 2007
A chemical used to manufacture those popular microwaveable bags of popcorn is known to cause lung disease among food workers. There's renewed pressure on the FDA to remove diacetyl from its list of safe chemicals.

Russian-Canadian deal aims at Chrysler

May 10, 2007
A billionaire from Russia's new breed of entrepreneurs is investing heavily in a Canadian auto parts giant, and the ultimate target of the deal may be a buyout of iconic U.S. carmaker Chrysler.

Profit still Apple of shareholders' eye

May 10, 2007
Apple remains in the SEC's sights for possible stock option backdating violations. Two of its shareholder groups want reform, but with profits soaring to the tune of 88 percent, it may be a hard sell. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Student loan regulation up for debate

May 10, 2007
As lawmakers consider greater oversight of the lucrative student loan industry, some universities are pushing for self-regulation. They claim the free market will spit out the bad seeds, but critics say that's misguided. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC