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In this issue:  Biodiesel, real estate and the economy, and
an illegal tax that won't go away.

NASA targets 2008 for the next lunar landing.  The Motley
Fool says this could be a be a boon to big contractors such
as Lockheed Martin, but smaller manufacturers such as Ball
Aerospace may stand to gain an outsized share as well.
Big Oil is now selling biodiesel.  The Motley Fool ponders
whether this is the first step on the road to freedom from
imported oil.
Katie Couric's move to CBS from NBC's Today show is
generating headlines, but it may not be the smartest move
from a business perspective, according to The Motley Fool.

Rising home prices and falling stock prices have greatly
changed the composition of household assets since 2000. 
This shift has significant implications for commercial
property markets as well as housing, according to National
Real Estate Investor.

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Friends With Money, a romantic comedy, is witty and
fast-paced, but after a while the big picture grows tired
and trivial, according to Culture Vulture.
Culture Vulture says Sir! No Sir! is a 'must-see'
documentary that seeks to return to the historical record
the pivotal story of the GI anti-war movement during the
Vietnam War.
While Phat Girlz ultimately fails as a comedy, comedian
Mo'Nique brings real dignity and humanity to the 'big-boned'
set.  Still, Eye says the film really fumbles in its final

Car and Driver says politicians are abusing money that is
set aside from a federal excise tax on fuel.
Reason interviews Russell Tice, a former National Security
Agency employee who says there's far more potentially
illegal intelligence activity going on that hasn't been
disclosed -- and that Congress needs to learn about.
A federal appeals court decided that a 3% federal excise tax
on cell phone usage is illegal.  The feds thus owe taxpayers
$9 billion (three years' worth of unlawfully collected
funds).  Yet Reason says the government has not even stopped
collecting the tax.

The yellow fever shot confers long-lasting immunity, a trait
that medical researchers hope to transfer to other kinds of
vaccines, according to Scientific American.