Apr 20, 2007

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Doing some heavy equipment business

Apr 20, 2007
Caterpillar is selling a whole mess of bulldozers and other heavy equipment, despite a slowdown in the U.S. market. Alisa Roth digs in to what's keeping the company pushing forward.

Week on Wall Street

Apr 20, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Nigeria's election may move a continent

Apr 20, 2007
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer. So its presidential election this weekend will have an impact throughout the continent. Kai Ryssdal talks about it with Africa expert Michael Watts.

Airbus offers a 2fer

Apr 20, 2007
Airbus has a new, low price on its A-350: Only $100 million. And if you buy one, they'll give you another! Lisa Napoli explains.

Putting more green into pots

Apr 20, 2007
A lot of us are in our gardens putting in flowers and other plants, and we end up with lots of non-recyclable plastic pots. But some growers are experimenting with greener alternatives. Janet Babin reports.

A drive in Manhattan could cost you

Apr 20, 2007
New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce a proposal to charge drivers entering busy parts of Manhattan as much as $8 for the privilege. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Going to London for French votes

Apr 20, 2007
The front-runner in France's presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy, has taken his campaign to what he calls France's seventh-largest city — London. Stephen Beard reports.