Nov 6, 2006

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A better way to fly

Nov 6, 2006
American and British engineers have unveiled a radical new design for a passenger plane that's ultra fuel-efficient and practically silent. Stephen Beard has details.

Counting the electronic vote

Nov 6, 2006
The federal government has spent billions to upgrade the nation's voting systems, but the new electronic voting machines are not without glitches. Hillary Wicai reports.

Sloan Sessions: Hertz IPO

Nov 6, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan look at the factors behind the likely success of the upcoming Hertz IPO.

Growing healthy entrepreneurs

Nov 6, 2006
Most successful entrepreneurs weren't able to do it by themselves. Steve Tripoli has the story of one "entrepreneurial ecosystem" that helped spawn a trail-blazing computer simulation company.

Disney closing in on cable deal

Nov 6, 2006
The Mouse House is reportedly close to wrapping up multi-year negotiations with Comcast and Time Warner over billions in licensing fees. Janet Babin reports.

Extending Kyoto

Nov 6, 2006
The UN's annual climate change conference begins today in Nairobi. On the agenda is a proposal to expand market mechanisms to encourage developing countries to adopt clean energy technologies. Sarah Gardner reports.

DeBeers to call for 'blood diamond' crackdown

Nov 6, 2006
The world's largest diamond trader will reportedly join a delegation of human rights organizations calling for a crackdown on trade in blood diamonds. And it could have a lot to do with the Leonardo DiCaprio film hitting theaters next month.

Google takes advertising offline

Nov 6, 2006
Search giant Google is testing a new service that would connect its online advertisers with traditional newspapers. Jeff Tyler reports.

Sour lemons

Nov 6, 2006
U.S. trade officials today launch an investigation into alleged dumping of lemons from Argentina and Mexico into American markets. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

This week in business historopoly

Nov 6, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to 1935 for the birth of a game that can make you rich and powerful or send you to jail — directly to jail.

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