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China, India agree on one thing

Nov 21, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao met with India's Prime Minister today. It was more symbolism than substance, but the leaders did agree that they want to double trade between their nations. Miranda Kennedy reports.

What's on your list?

Nov 21, 2006
Commentator Karen Rizzo says the lists we make during the holidays, or any time, are more than just tallies of things to do.

Safest cars are foreign cars

Nov 21, 2006
The insurance industry's annual list of safest vehicles is out today, and imported models took the 13 top spots for one simple reason: American cars lack ESL. Dan Grech explains.

Union victory in the South

Nov 21, 2006
Following a three-week strike that targeted Houston's downtown business and shopping district, 5,300 janitors have agreed to return to work in exchange for better wages and benefits. John Dimsdale reports.

The cost of cancer

Nov 21, 2006
A new survey says cancer patients — insured or not — are having a hard time keeping up with their treatment bills. Helen Palmer reports.

A new way to support local booksellers

Nov 21, 2006
Indie bookstores have been struggling to survive in the face of low-cost competition from major chain retailers. Charla Bear looks at the novel approach one Northern California shop is trying.

A better source of nuclear power?

Nov 21, 2006
The U.S. and 30 other countries have agreed to build a nuclear fusion — colliding, not splitting atoms — reactor in Southern France. Host Scott Jagow asks the Financial Times' Clive Cookson why fusion's better than fission.

Rent's on the rise

Nov 21, 2006
Residential real estate is on the decline, but the commercial real estate market is still hot — and that means you can expect the rent on your apartment or office space to keep going up. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Billionaires battle over ITV

Nov 21, 2006
Rupert Murdoch is also making waves on the other side of the Atlantic. He snapped up 18% of Britain's largest commercial broadcaster — out from under Sir Richard Branson. Stephen Beard has the story.

'If I Did It' is done

Nov 21, 2006
In response to growing outrage, News Corp has canceled O.J. Simpson's book and forthcoming TV special about how he would have killed his wife and her friend if he'd done it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Restarting Doha . . . almost

Nov 21, 2006
Trade reps around the globe seem to agree on the need to revive the Doha Round of world trade negotiations. But no one wants to be the first to make concessions, Steve Tripoli reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC