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Stepping up the hybrid race

Aug 11, 2006
GM, BMW and DaimlerChrysler said today they're committing $1 billion to a new hybrid engine. It has the potential to save more fuel than a Toyota Prius, but is it too little too late? Janet Babin reports.

Week on Wall Street

Aug 11, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal checks in with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson to find out about the week on Wall Street.

Time to reconsider terrorism futures

Aug 11, 2006
Several years ago the Pentagon proposed creating a futures market to predict terror attacks. In light of yesterday's news about a major terror plot, commentator and economist Susan Lee says we should rethink the idea.

Replacing Mexican workers in Mexico

Aug 11, 2006
Millions of Mexicans have migrated to the US over the past several decades, and now some parts of Mexico face labor shortages because it. So workers from other parts of Central America are taking their place. Dan Grech reports.

Investing in security checkpoints

Aug 11, 2006
Liquids may not be allowed back on planes for quite some time. Bob Moon looks at how much it will cost to implement a passenger screening system that can detect liquid bombs — and whether it's a smart investment.

Happy 25th, IBM PC

Aug 11, 2006
25 years ago today, IBM released its first personal computer. It was a moment that changed the world, in part because IBM used software from a little-known company called Microsoft. Host Kai Ryssdal looks back with computer maven Robert Cringely.