May 2, 2006

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Laptop theft

May 2, 2006
Imagine someone steals a laptop from your bank or your phone company. It happens more than you might think, and that has some major identity theft and security consequences. Sean Cole reports.

The fight over fuel economy standards

May 2, 2006
Ten states sued the federal government today to strengthen gas mileage requirements for SUVs. John Dimsdale reports on what may be a major attack on the country's Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

One Home, Two Nations: Mauricio and Nelly

May 2, 2006
Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech continues the story of two friends born in El Salvador, now separated by the US border. Today, the story of their children.

Who's paying for bird flu prep?

May 2, 2006
The Bush administration has a plan to deal with a massive bird flu epidemic. But what role should the government play — and what costs should private business bear? Hillary Wicai reports.

The sinking dollar

May 2, 2006
Global investors are selling US dollars today. The greenback is close to one-year lows against the Euro and the Canadian dollar is at its highest level against the US currency in almost three decades. What gives? Amy Scott reports.