Apr 9, 2007

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Bush touts immigration policy at the border

Apr 9, 2007
President Bush visited Yuma, Ariz., today, calling attention to his administration's emphasis on controlling illegal immigration at the border and the workplace. Dan Grech reports.

If it looks like a cartel and acts like a <nobr>cartel . . .</nobr>

Apr 9, 2007
The world's largest natural gas exporters are considering working more closely together to set prices. Vijay Vaitheeswaran, correspondent for The Economist, discusses potential impacts with Kai Ryssdal.

One alarm you won't sleep through

Apr 9, 2007
Do you want an alarm clock that rings and runs? Sean Cole reports on the morning torture device called Clocky that can't be stopped.

Dow may be next private-equity target

Apr 9, 2007
KKR reportedly is interested in buying Dow Chemical for $50 billion, about a month after it announced a deal for Texas utility TXU for a then-record $32 billion. Alisa Roth reports.

To some, church cell towers send bad signal

Apr 9, 2007
Churches throughout England are facing uncertain financial futures, so they've been renting out space to earn some spare change. Some ecclesiastical authorities are not pleased. Stephen Beard reports.

Lending bipartisan support to student loan changes

Apr 9, 2007
Changing student-loan funding from the private sector to the federal government appears to be an idea gaining momentum. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says it's one issue that's getting bipartisan backing.

Washington once again targets piracy

Apr 9, 2007
The U.S. trade representative is set to file two new complaints against China's counterfeit market with the World Trade Organization. John Dimsdale reports.