- Newsmaker: Greenspan Says US Economy Not out of the Woods - Fed Reserve chair Alan Greenspan says the Central banks' interest cuts are helping bolster a shaky economy but that additional rate cuts may be required. Margaret Popper, columnist for Business Week Online, looks at the economy, consumer psychology and what to expect from the man she calls "the Michael Jordan of monetary policy."
- Reporter's Notebook: Vegetable Power - Tired of breathing acrid fumes from cars, trucks and buses? A San Francisco service station has begun selling a new alternative fuel that smells like fast food and drastically cuts automobile emissions. Energy consultant Joshua Tickell touts one of the latest efforts to provide a renewable national alternative to dependence on foreign oil.
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