Jun 26, 2006

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High court to consider CO2 case

Jun 26, 2006
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case about whether the Bush Administration must regulate carbon dioxide emissions. It could force the issue of global warming. Hillary Wicai reports.

How do you spend $30 billion?

Jun 26, 2006
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to transfer most of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Host Tess Vigeland asks philanthropy experts how the world's largest charity will handle the enormous influx of cash.
Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates listen as investment guru Warren Buffett pledges 10 million class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at a press conference in New York on June 26, 2006.
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India's digital divide

Jun 26, 2006
Last year only four million Indians bought PCs. This from a country of over a billion. Companies from Intel to Motorola are looking for ways to boost technology use among the millions of India's poor. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Tax hike for American expats

Jun 26, 2006
More than four million Americans live and work abroad. While Congress has cut taxes for most Americans, these expatriates have just gotten a tax hike. Commentator Tom Easton says it's a raw deal.

Smart car rolling into US

Jun 26, 2006
It gets 60 miles per gallon, only seats two people and was designed by Swatch. Tomorrow, DaimlerChrysler plans to announce it will finally sell its Smart Car in the US. But will the car take off with American drivers? …

Power Trips, Part 3: The Big Fish

Jun 26, 2006
A new investigative report by Marketplace and American RadioWorks finds at least three US senators violated ethics rules by accepting expenses to attend annual Alaska charity fishing trips with energy lobbyists and other executives. Steve Henn reports.