May 30, 2007

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California says EPA is stalling

May 30, 2007
A dozen states want to adopt tougher vehicle emissions standards, but they're waiting on the EPA's go-ahead. And after more than a year and a half, California's getting impatient. Sarah Gardner reports.

NBC tries to catch up to new media realities

May 30, 2007
A 36-year-old wunderkind is being elevated to co-chair at NBC, charged with figuring out how to lift the Peacock Channel out of fourth place. The internet and "long tail" marketing may be key. Alisa Roth reports.

Pepsi hires junk food nemesis

May 30, 2007
Soft drink and snack giant PepsiCo has brought one of the junk food industry's most outspoken critics on board to look out for consumer wellbeing. An unlikely match, but probably not a case of "healthwashing" says Stephen Beard.

Detroit gets serious about health insurance

May 30, 2007
Funny what labor and management are capable of when both sides are afraid of losing big. Detroit's Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers may have actually found a win-win solution to fast-rising health care costs. Steve Tripoli has…

Project Turquoise has the green light

May 30, 2007
The London Stock Exchange may find some serious competition around the corner. A new E.U. law has paved the way for alternative markets and plans for a rival exchange dubbed Project Turquoise are progressing nicely, Alisa Roth reports.

Wolfowitz out, Zoellick in

May 30, 2007
President Bush's choice of former lead U.S. trade negotiator Robert Zoellick to serve as the next president of the World Bank is already getting a positive reaction from other countries.

Selling British stereotypes

May 30, 2007
American advertisers love a good British accent to polish their commercials. You don't say. What's behind the trend? Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us, in her own charming British lilt.

The fall of gentrification

May 30, 2007
The housing bubble may be leaking, but some big cities are still gentrifying like it's 1999. High-end development is now forcing out even middle-income workers and that's not going to be good for anyone, including business, warns Angela Glover Blackwell.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC