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Gulf Coast energy forecast: uneasy

Jun 1, 2006
As the Gulf Coast braces for this year's hurricane season, Sam Eaton looks at how the area's buildings and construction rules are different nowadays.

What did you Google two years ago?

Jun 1, 2006
The Department of Justice wants to know. The agency wants Internet providers to keep your search terms for two years -- or longer. Steve Tripoli reports.

Buying into China

Jun 1, 2006
The Bank of China went public today for a total of almost $10 billion dollars. Chinese banks have had corruption problems in the past — so what's the attraction? Alisa Roth reports.

Static on the line for Vonage

Jun 1, 2006
Internet phone company Vonage has struggled since it went public. It offered customers a chance to buy into its IPO early, and now says it will hold them to that deal — even though the stock has dropped 13%. Lisa Napoli reports.

Americans keep on spending

Jun 1, 2006
At least a lot of us do. Most retailers today reported higher-than-expected sales for May. But those numbers might not stand up to a closer look. Amy Scott reports.

Who's getting Wal-Mart's money?

Jun 1, 2006
Wal-Mart shareholders meet tomorrow. One item on the agenda: A controversial vote that would require the company to reveal all political giving from corporate funds. John Dimsdale reports.

The economics of school lunch

Jun 1, 2006
School cafeterias are obligated to serve kids a school lunch on loan if they can't pay for it. But what if, after this happens a few times, the kid's parents never repays the loan? Alex Cohen reports.