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One company's trash is another's lawsuit

| Jul 31, 2007
Entrepreneur Tom Szaky found a way to harness the power of unusable organic material and turn it into plant food. But fertilizer giant Miracle-Gro thinks the product reeks. Alex Goldmark has the dirt.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Lawyers target distributors for liability

Steve Tripoli | Jul 31, 2007
When American consumers are injured by unsafe Chinese imports, it's hard to figure out who to sue. As Steve Tripoli reports, most lawyers here are choosing targets close to home.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Would the world miss us?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2007
If people disappeared from the planet tomorrow, nature would work fast to dismantle most anything man-made. Kai Ryssdal ponders a humanless world with Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us."
Posted In: Books

New restaurant labor law on NYC's table

Alisa Roth | Jul 31, 2007
Most New York City restaurants depend on low-wage workers, often immigrants who are easier to mistreat. So the city council will consider a bill that would put labor law violations on par with health code infractions. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration, New York

Waiting game for Murdoch

| Jul 31, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's future could be determined today. The boards of both Dow Jones and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp plan to meet and a deal could be approved, but it all hinges on a few Bancroft family members. WSJ reporter Sarah Ellison explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

More pork in Alaska's scandal

Steve Henn | Jul 31, 2007
Alaska's congressional delegation takes a back seat to no one when it comes to bringing home the bacon. The latest allegations implicate Republican Senator Ted Stevens. Steve Henn has details.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

A question of healthy competition

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 31, 2007
The FTC today kicks off a two-day hearing on whether Whole Foods' pending buyout of rival organic retailer Wild Oats constitutes a monopoly. And industry watchers are divided on this one, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

Recession on the horizon?

Steve Tripoli | Jul 31, 2007
As credit tightens in the wake of the subprime lending crisis, some analysts warn that it could impact lending in other areas. And that's one more risk factor on the recession pile. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Tightening the squeeze on Iran

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 31, 2007
Most of Europe's banks had already joined the U.S. in halting financial transactions with Iran in an attempt to pressure it into giving up its nuclear program. Now the last two holdouts have caved, but Iran may find other sources. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Cheaper roaming in Europe today

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 31, 2007
The European Union has required mobile phone carriers there to cap roaming rates by today. But not everyone is sold on the cheaper calls, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada