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End of the VOIP line for Vonage?

Lisa Napoli | Apr 6, 2007
A federal judge says the pioneering company that connects cheap phone calls over the Internet can't sign up new customers while it appeals a ruling that it stole ideas from wireless giant Verizon.
Posted In: Crime

Poor first to feel global warming's effects

Sam Eaton and Kai Ryssdal | Apr 6, 2007
A U.N. report warns poor countries will be hit hardest with famine, fresh water shortages, and coastal flooding unless global warming is slowed. Solving the problem will require a huge infusion of cash from Western nations.

OMB tracking billions in pork-project earmarks

Steve Henn | Apr 6, 2007
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget now has an online database of more than 13,000 congressional earmarks from the 2005 budget — $19 billion worth of pork benefitting some big companies.
Posted In: Washington

Women shorted by 'consumer-directed' health plans

Helen Palmer | Apr 6, 2007
So-called consumer-directed health care plans are touted as an easy way to cut costs for employers. But the high deductible options hit female employees the hardest, because they have more health care needs.
Posted In: Health

Fisk U.'s future could hang on O'Keeffe art sale

| Apr 6, 2007
A traditionally black college, whose endowment has been cut in half over the past decade, could be saved by a $7 million sale of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. But a judge has put the brakes on the deal.
Posted In: Crime

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 6, 2007
Kai Ryssdal discusses the week that was on Wall Street with stock broker and business analyst David Johnson.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lying is essential to doing business

| Apr 6, 2007
Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway is OK with lying on the job. In fact, she believes the corporate world can't function without little white lies to get through the day.

Young black men dropping out of 'job culture'

Jeff Tyler | Apr 6, 2007
The unemployment rate for black men in America over 20 years old stands at 9 percent. But some consider that figure a lowball estimate.
Posted In: Economy

Opportunity in Knock

Rico Gagliano | Apr 6, 2007
The tiny town of Knock, Ireland has become a popular Catholic pilgrimage since residents say they saw an apparition of Virgin Mary in 1879. And a million and a half visitors each year equal a million and a half consumers.
Posted In: Canada

Music biz'll never be the same

| Apr 6, 2007
Digital downloads are forever changing the way we find and listen to music — and that's changing the way the whole industry works, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science