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Mar 21, 2007

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Revolutionary tourists

Mar 21, 2007
A growing number of Americans, seeking a street-level view of 21st-century socialism, are traveling to visit Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports.

Wall Street gets what it wanted to hear

Mar 21, 2007
The Federal Reserve indicated today that it doesn't plan to raise or tighten interest rates anytime soon. That news sent the Dow up more than 150 points.

Banks are looking for room to grow

Mar 21, 2007
London's Barclays bank is in talks to buy Dutch rival ABN Amro for about <nobr>$80 billion</nobr>. Investors are salivating over a possible bidding war. But will it matter to you? Amy Scott reports.

Google unveils 'pay-per-action' plan

Mar 21, 2007
Search-engine giant is developing a new strategy for its advertising customers that can almost guarantee their ads are working. If not, they don't pay. Janet Babin reports.

What's the alternative to the AMT?

Mar 21, 2007
Lawmakers meet on Capitol Hill on Thursday to search for an alternative to the alternative minimum tax. Getting rid of it won't be easy. The federal treasury depends on it. Bob Moon reports.

Congress makes Gore's visit convenient

Mar 21, 2007
Al Gore returned to Congress today to testify about global warming. He even spoke before the committee chaired by Rep. John Dingell, who hasn't exactly enlisted in the climate-change fight. John Dimsdale covered the hearings.

Control CEO pay by taxing the very rich

Mar 21, 2007
Investors at more than 50 companies now say they want a voice in how much the CEO makes. But commentator Robert Reich thinks shareholders are irrelevant to the real issue.

Investing in a harsher climate

Mar 21, 2007
Monsanto, the world's largest biotech seed company, and European chemical giant BASF announced a $1.5 billion collaboration to develop global-warming-resistant plants. Sam Eaton reports.