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Vitamins going under FDA microscope

Jill Barshay | Aug 24, 2007
Federal regulators are finally doing something about inaccuracies in the $22 billion vitamin and herbal supplement industry. New quality standards start today, but consumers shouldn't expect to see change right away. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Health

NYMEX is 'the place to be'

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 24, 2007
The New York Mercantile Exchange is looking for merger partner and it has a lot to offer potential mates. NYMEX stock has been rising by leaps and bounds since it went public late last year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Gazprom coming to the U.S.?

Stephen Beard | Aug 24, 2007
In a roundabout way, the Russian energy giant Gazprom could become major natural gas supplier to the U.S. according to reports in the Russian press. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada

Panic is over but not the problem

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 23, 2007
The markets seem to have calmed down a bit from the initial mortgage meltdown shock, but has the worst passed? Kai Ryssdal talked with financial strategist Richard Bove to get some guidance.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

A change to mountaintop-mining rules?

John Dimsdale | Aug 23, 2007
The Bush Administration is preparing new rules to encourage what some say is a safer and more efficient type of above-ground mining -- mountaintop, or strip, mining. John Dimsdale reports environmentalists are worried.
Posted In: Washington

A pilot program on XM's schedule?

Lisa Napoli | Aug 23, 2007
The FAA is planning to award a contract to overhaul the nation's air traffic control system. The list of bidders includes a company known more for music and talk shows than cockpit communications. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Travel

When prime real estate is a slum

Miranda Kennedy | Aug 23, 2007
The Indian government wants to turn its financial capital of Mumbai into a world-class city. But what will it do with a notorious slum, the largest in Asia, and the people who live there? Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Housing

A big gain for weight-loss surgery

Helen Palmer | Aug 23, 2007
People desperate to lose weight may think more seriously about going under the knife based on the findings of two new studies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Time for a refill on pharmacists

| Aug 23, 2007
There's a growing shortage of people trained to make sure we get the right medicines in our prescription bottles. Colleges in Tennessee have stepped up, but Blake Farmer reports that's fueling worries over another shortage.
Posted In: Health

Driving toward larger market share

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 23, 2007
Earlier this month the Alamo and National rental car brands were sold to the number one company in the industry -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise is changing. Kai Ryssdal talked with its man in the driver's seat, Andrew Taylor.
Posted In: Auto, Travel