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Price of news in China just went up

Bob Moon | Sep 11, 2006
The government of China announced yesterday that foreign news services will have to seek approval from the state news agency before reaching Chinese media outlets. Bob Moon reports.

Drugmaker to swallow $3 billion tax bill

Helen Palmer | Sep 11, 2006
The IRS announced today that it has settled a major tax dispute with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Glaxo will pay the government $3.4 billion. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Protecting government whistleblowers — or not

| Sep 11, 2006
A bill to increase protection of government whistleblowers goes into conference today. And not everyone's behind the measure, Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

CIA buying torture insurance

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 11, 2006
Some CIA officers have a private but government-sponsored insurance plan that pays legal expenses if they're accused of abusing or torturing prisoners. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Washington Post reporter R. Jeffrey Smith about the story.
Posted In: Washington

Pretexting is already fraud

| Sep 11, 2006
Commentator Ian Ayres proposes a solution to the problem of pretexting: Forget adding more laws to criminalize the act, just make companies notify customers when anyone requests information about them.

Victims fund can't match loss

Amy Scott | Sep 11, 2006
After the 9/11 attacks, Congress set up a Victim Compensation Fund that paid out close to $7 billion to survivors and victims' families. Two of those families told us how that money has changed their lives.

Business at Ground Zero

| Sep 11, 2006
Judy Martin reports on how small businesses in the shadow of Ground Zero have fared since 9-11.

Putting a price on loss

Amy Scott | Sep 11, 2006
A 9-11 widow recounts the difficulty of having to calculate a monetary value for the loss of her husband to receive payment from the Victims Compensation Fund.

Will HP fire its chairwoman?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 11, 2006
Hewlett Packard's board will consider today whether the company's chairwoman should lose her job over the recent pretexting scandal. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.

New Clean Air rules

| Sep 11, 2006
The EPA is taking public comments on new clean air rules that have environmentalists squaring off against businesses. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.



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