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Ford today announced it will invest almost $2 billion to develop better hybrid technology in its automobiles. But the automaker will do it all in Britain. John Dimsdale reports.
Despite sky-high energy prices, rising interest rates and a bi-polar stock market, second-quarter numbers are coming in at all-time highs. So what's the secret? Commentator Kim Clark says it's deceptively simple.
It's hot out there. The first six months of 2006 have been the hottest on record in the US. So why haven't we seen any rolling blackouts, brownouts or other effects of energy drains? Amy Scott reports.
The Senate is debating a bill that would allow federal funding of stem cell research. It's expected to pass, but President Bush has threatened to veto any such bill — and money may not be the key issue, Hillary Wicai explains.
Another food-related scandal has its grip on the Iraqi government. Lawmakers there are investigating contractors who provide food and other life support services, to the Iraqi military, as Ben Gilbert reports.
Texas may still have some wide, open spaces, but not for motorists in rapidly growing Austin. A shortage of parking spots has fueled an outbreak of illegally used handicapped permits. Michael May reports.