May 1, 2006

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Bolivia takes back its gas

May 1, 2006
Bolivia may be following Venezuela's lead on nationalization efforts — and in rebuffing American trade efforts. Scott Tong reports.

The search engine wars

May 1, 2006
Google is complaining about Microsoft's new Web browser and its default search tool, saying the business strategy is similar to how Microsoft dealt with its Media Player technology — and that ended up in court. Bob Moon reports.

Progress in Iraq mixed

May 1, 2006
A new report from finds that thousands of schools, hundreds of police stations and dozens of firehouses have been rebuilt in Iraq. That's the good news. But as is often the case in Iraq, there's some not-so-good news too. Hillary Wicai reports.

Alternative fuel not so new

May 1, 2006
With gas prices so high, host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Pulitzer Prize-winning auto critic Dan Neil about green technologies. Where has the auto industry been? And where is it going?

Will the boycotts matter?

May 1, 2006
Economic boycotts and street protests have been the order of the day in many cities — but will it matter? We check with our reporters in the field at protests around the country.
A street in downtown Los Angeles lined with wholesale fashion retailers with steel gates rolled down, closed for the May 1 protests and boycott.
Tess Vigeland