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Britain to go even easier on shoplifters

Stephen Beard | Aug 25, 2006
Under a new sentencing proposal, persistent shoplifters in Britain would no longer be jailed. Retailers have reacted angrily to the plan, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Morning-after pill's over-the-counter bottom line

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 24, 2006
The FDA today approved over-the-counter sales of Plan B, ending a long political debate. But what financial impact will it have? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Dudley of the National Research Center for Women and Families.
Posted In: Health

DOJ tries to block flight attendants strike

| Aug 24, 2006
The US Department of Justice and beleaguered Northwest Airlines are seeking to block a possible flight attendants strike that could happen as early as tomorrow. Annie Baxter reports.

Upscale, gay . . . <nobr>Wal-Mart?</nobr>

Steve Tripoli | Aug 24, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart is going to start working with the gay community. Some conservative groups are mad, but analysts say the move fits Wal-Mart's business plan for diversity &mdash; and growth in more upscale urban markets. Steve Tripoli reports.

Finally, fair car insurance rates

| Aug 24, 2006
California insurers are phasing out the practice of using ZIP codes as a major factor for calculating auto insurance premiums. Consumer advocate and commentator Jamie Court says it's about time.

Cleaning Beirut's beaches

| Aug 24, 2006
Israeli air strikes spilled thousands of gallons of gas and oil into the Mediterranean Sea, polluting Lebanon's formerly-pristine coastline. Can the country reclaim its tourism image? Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Leisure industry not having much fun

| Aug 24, 2006
It's almost the end of summer. It may have been fun and sun for most people, but the season hasn't been a good one for the luxury leisure industry. Mike Rhee tells us why.

Working with cancer

Hilary Wicai | Aug 24, 2006
More than 650,000 working Americans are going to get cancer this year and most of them will return to work. That means employers are going to have to figure out a way to deal with the disease as well. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Cheaper oil on the way?

Scott Jagow | Aug 24, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economic correspondent Chris Farrell look at the role of speculators in the crude oil market.

Israeli farmers trying to recover

Hilary Krieger | Aug 24, 2006
Nearly a third of Israel's agriculture producers have taken a hit from the war. Now, those farmers are trying to start up again. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

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