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It's one way to quiet dissent

Stephen Beard | Dec 6, 2006
Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom is poised to purchase . . . a tabloid newspaper? Critics are questioning the move after years of underinvestment and mismanagement by the company. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Medical records at your fingertips

Dan Grech | Dec 6, 2006
A handful of private companies are set to provide employees with their own portable electronic medical records. Many workers welcome the convenience, but privacy advocates worry their information could be misused. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

Health care needs 300 million-payer system

| Dec 6, 2006
Employers can't afford the healthcare system we've got. Government can't fix it. And commentator Newt Gingrich says the solution actually rests in the American people.
Posted In: Health

Energy solution or noxious weed?

Janet Babin | Dec 6, 2006
A grass being planted to provide biofuel electricity in Florida is raising concern among some environmental groups there. Janet Babin explains.

If it ain't broke <nobr>. . .</nobr>

| Dec 6, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says all this talk about Wall Street losing its competitiveness is nonsense &mdash; and that the regulations many want to kill provide the very security that attracts foreign money to U.S. markets.

O Capitol Christmas tree

| Dec 6, 2006
Tonight's tree lighting in Washington D.C. will feature a Pacific silver fir from Washington State &mdash; and you might not believe the production and expense that went into it. Austin Jenkins has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Fannie Mae to restate earnings

Amy Scott | Dec 6, 2006
Mortgage finance company Fannie Mae will report results today for the first time since an accounting scandal erupted two years ago. Amy Scott gives us a preview.
Posted In: Wall Street

Retail looks for a late comeback

Jeff Tyler | Dec 6, 2006
This holiday shopping season has gotten off to a slow start, but some analysts say retailers shouldn't count the consumer out just yet. After all, the calendar's on their side. Jeff Tyler explains.

Open Skies outlook grows cloudy

Stephen Beard | Dec 6, 2006
The transportation department has nixed a plan to give foreign investors more influence over domestic airlines &mdash; a move that could wipe out EU interest in the so-called Open Skies treaty. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

No dot-com IPO class action suit

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 6, 2006
A federal appeals court has ruled that the nation's investment banks won't have to face a huge class-action lawsuit for manipulating IPO stock prices, which means individual investors probably just lose out. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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