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BMW's Electric Compact May Come With An Optional SUV Backup

BMW, which unveiled its all-electric i3 compact sedan on Monday, will reportedly give customers the option of booking a gas-powered SUV for a few weeks each year. The move is part of efforts to ease customers' concerns about relying on an electric vehicle year-round.

Group Faults Apple For Labor Violations At China Supplier

New York-based China Labor Watch says violations at three factories in China run by Taiwan-based Pegatron Group "are even worse than those at Foxconn factories." Apple said it will investigate.

Mega Merger Combines Ad Companies Publicis, Omnicom

France's Publicis and U.S.-based Omnicom announced Sunday night that they're joining forces. Together, they'll be the largest advertising holding company in the world.

Why Don't More People Care About Insider Trading?

David Greene talks to Vanity Fair financial journalist Bryan Burrough about the SAC hedge fund insider trading case, and how little the public cares, compared with the 1980s insider trading crackdown that was widely followed and became a part of popular culture.

Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California's Mojave Desert will power about 140,000 homes and be a boon to the state's renewable energy goals. But it was no slam dunk. Now, California is trying to bring conservationists and energy companies together to create a smoother path for future projects.
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Land Swap At Heart Of D.C. United Stadium Deal Gives Some Legislators Pause

The deal on a 20,000-seat, $300 million stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. revolves around a land swap—and not all legislators say it's a done deal.


After Five Years, Why So Few Charges In Financial Crisis?

Federal prosecutors have been successfully obtaining convictions in a range of insider trading cases. Not so when it comes to activities by banks and other firms linked to the housing collapse and financial crisis of 2008. Experts say the reasons include the complexity of the cases and priorities of prosecutors.

Hedge Fund SAC Capital Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

The government says it has "voluminous" evidence to prove the firm knowingly participated in insider trading over a 10-year period.

Stamps, Jeans, Beer: What Americans Want From North Korea

U.S. citizens who want to buy stuff from North Korea have to send a letter to the government asking for special permission. We got copies of those letters.

Should Congress Stop 'Drawing Lines In The Sand'?

Guest host Celeste Headlee gets a wrap of the week's political news with journalist Callie Crossley and conservative commentator Lenny McAllister. They talk about President Obama's push to get the economy back on track, and the battle over the President's health care law.