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May 24, 2007

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U.S., China don't get much closer on trade issues

May 24, 2007
Two days of cabinet-level talks with China have come to a close, and the list of accomplishments is short. It's no coincidence, then, that congressional calls for sanctions just got louder. John Dimsdale reports.

Your credit card statement may be getting clearer

May 24, 2007
For the first time in more than 25 years the Federal Reserve has proposed new rules about credit cards and how consumers can find out what they need to know. It's called Regulation Z, and Tess Vigeland has the details.
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House finally moves on lobbying reform

May 24, 2007
After sweeping to power last fall and promising to clean up Washington, Democrats on Capitol Hill struggled for months to pass any lobbying reform legislation. Today the House finally took action. Steve Henn reports.

Crumbs for kids

May 24, 2007
Commentator Eugene Steuerle says that focusing on children may be the only real way we'll ever straighten out the government's budget problems.

A Dickens of a theme park

May 24, 2007
A group of British investors is pouring more than $120 million into England's newest tourist attraction: Dickens World. Our man in London, Stephen Beard, went for a sneak preview.

Is that a glimmer of a housing turnaround?

May 24, 2007
Prices usually go up with demand. But there was a strange wrinkle in the home-sales figures announced today. Sales were up, but prices were down. Jill Barshay reports.

It's pronounced DIME-ler!

May 24, 2007
We appreciate your comments, but Kai's been getting it right when pronouncing the German carmaker's name. Here's another attempt to get us all on the same page.

Only your wallet is broken, not the record

May 24, 2007
The Energy Department has updated its inflation calculations and what was reported earlier as a record high for gas prices is no longer so. Kai Ryssdal found out the new target price.

Taking the animals out of testing

May 24, 2007
Animal testing in science and medicine has its limits — both ethical and practical. So scientists are working to develop experimentation that's cheaper, faster and, sometimes, more accurate. Janet Babin reports.