Jan 17, 2007

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Sunshine State to benefit from citrus freeze

Jan 17, 2007
The dark cloud of freezing temperatures that has devastated California's citrus crops has a silver lining — for Florida. Dan Grech reports.

Efficiency, not coal, called key to Texas energy

Jan 17, 2007
A utility's plan to build coal-fired power plants across Texas has run into opposition from a group of environmentalists, mayors and CEOs. Two national groups joined in today with an alternative. Sarah Gardner reports.

New York gives back

Jan 17, 2007
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today a $1 billlion tax-relief package for New Yorkers. Alisa Roth reports on what this means for the Big Apple.

British bribery allegations won't go away

Jan 17, 2007
European investigators are trying to figure out whether British officials broke a treaty on economic corruption and political sleaze. Stephen Beard reports.

Targeting earmarks

Jan 17, 2007
The Senate is debating legislation on earmarks, those pet spending projects and tax breaks lawmakers sneak into federal budget bills. John Dimsdale reports on the effort to bring them out in the open.

Feature-length business starts in Utah

Jan 17, 2007
Actors, directors, marketers and sales people are converging on the Sundance Film Festival — along with thousands of others. Film festival consultant Mitch Levine talks about the event with Kai Ryssdal.

A plan for the flow of Iraq's oil money

Jan 17, 2007
A tentative deal is in the works to share Iraq's oil money when and if it starts coming in, according to Reuters. Kai Ryssdal talked with Alistair MacDonald, Reuters' Baghdad bureau chief, about the plan.

Ban fundraisers and turn citizens loose

Jan 17, 2007
Commentator Newt Gingrich has an idea on how to improve the messy system of campaign finance.

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