Jan 17, 2008

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Portland's support of cycling pays off

Jan 17, 2008
According to Bicycling Magazine, Portland, Ore., has the highest number of bike commuters in the country. Ethan Lindsey reports on the industry that's grown up around all those riders.
The view from Jonathan Maus' bike in Portland, Ore., traffic.
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Bernanke chooses a different 'R' word

Jan 17, 2008
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers on Capitol Hill today he supports an immediate economic stimulus plan. But he also said the economy is still "resilient." Does anybody believe him? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Fannie, Freddie seen as white knights?

Jan 17, 2008
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been under close scrutiny the last few years, prompting Congress to call for tighter regulation. But now the Bush administration wants them to ride in and raise more money to buy more mortgages. Jill…

Winds of change in power generation

Jan 17, 2008
Wind power grew 45 percent last year and wind turbines generated more than 1 percent of the nation's electricity -- a first, according to the American Wind Energy Association. But the industry has a few storms on the horizon. Sarah…

Time Warner plans pay-for-data option

Jan 17, 2008
Time Warner Cable plans to test a system in which Internet subscribers would pay for the amount of data they download. That's bad news for anyone who likes watching movies online. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

NBA adapts deals to online audience

Jan 17, 2008
The NBA is going to allow its teams to sell their own digital rights. To explain what that will mean to professional basketball fans, we invited in business-of-sports commentator Ed Derse. He talks with host Tess Vigeland.
An online video player shows NBA game
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Writing for children's TV is not kid stuff

Jan 17, 2008
So far nobody's worrying about whether the writers strike will impact the Emmys, which usually fall in September. But commentator and Emmy-nominated writer Doug Cordell says anyone writing TV for kids deserves more than a statue anyway.

EU may separate from old divorce laws

Jan 17, 2008
European Union member states meet next week to discuss divorce reform. Breaking up in England is particularly hard to do. But if love's not in the air, change is. Geoff Brumfiel reports.

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