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Britain has its health care problems, too

Stephen Beard | Jun 7, 2007
Britain's National Health Service is plagued by patient complaints of poor-quality care and long waits for some procedures. The problems have prompted calls for the NHS to lower its sights. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't confuse China with its neighbors

| Jun 7, 2007
Beijing's currency manipulation has prompted calls in Congress for protectionist legislation against China and other Asian nations. But commentator Adam Posen says lawmakers could hurt Americans with a response that's too broad.
Posted In: Washington

Baseball hopes TV draft will be a hit

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 7, 2007
Major League Baseball's draft has never been a big deal. But now it's on TV. Will that turn it into something bigger? Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad shares her thoughts with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Shopping via satellite

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 7, 2007
Sprint has launched a new service that will let cell-phone users shop with the help of GPS technology. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Mortgage fraud's costs go beyond the loan

| Jun 7, 2007
Widespread mortgage fraud has completely skewed home prices in some neighborhoods and raised questions about the late days of the housing boom. Mhari Saito reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Drug companies get what they pay for

Janet Babin | Jun 7, 2007
Patients beware: The results of drug studies are heavily influenced by who footed the bill. And the industry probably won't change as long as there are researchers who need funding. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Superbugs create super opportunity

Helen Palmer | Jun 7, 2007
You don't want to go to the hospital, the old joke goes, it's full of sick people! And, it turns out, increasingly you're likely to catch an antibiotic-resistant infection there. Scary for patients, but it could mean big bucks for big pharma. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

We're charging up profits for MasterCard

Jill Barshay | Jun 7, 2007
For everything else, indeed. Shoppers are using plastic to pay more than ever and that's driving newly-public MasterCard stock way up. So what now? The company will probably invest in ways to make charging even easier, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

New tale of an old scandal

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 7, 2007
The cast: British defense giant BAE, American banks, a Saudi Arabian prince. The alleged plotline: Contractor pays prince hundreds of millions to secure $80 billion defense deal. Now word that U.S. banks may be involved. Stephen Beard tells us how.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Holding the immigration bill together... or not

| Jun 7, 2007
The Senate's fragile bipartisan compromise on immigration is being tested by a series of proposed amendments, but the push and shove could come to an end soon. A vote may be forced as early as today, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington



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