- Newsmaker: US vs. The World at Climate Change Conference - The US is being blamed for gridlock as 180 nations struggle to reduce greenhouse gases at a global warming conference at The Hague in the Netherlands. Kevin Curtis is vice president for governmental affairs at the National Environmental Trust, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group that focuses on global warming. He speaks with us from The Hague where the trust had a temporary office during the conference
- Reporter's Notebook: Amazon.com Goes Down on Biggest Shopping Day of the Year - On the first day of the year's major shopping period, the big stores are reporting big crowds, but there's trouble on the Internet as Amazon.com hiccups. Knight Kiplinger, editor-in-chief of The Kiplinger Letter, talks with us about holiday spending trends and e-commerce on the Internet.
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