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Beijing tries to put the brakes on market

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 30, 2007
Desperate to cool off its stock market, Beijing tripled the tax rate on trades today. In response, the Shanghai composite index tumbled 6.5% — and Wall Street shrugged. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nigeria files lawsuit against Pfizer

Jeff Tyler | May 30, 2007
Pfizer, the world's biggest drug maker is facing criminal charges in Nigeria related to a 1996 clinical trial. The company's accused in the deaths of children who received an unapproved antibiotic. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health

ACLU sues company for alleged role with CIA

Bob Moon | May 30, 2007
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a unit of Boeing Co., charging that it assisted the CIA in abducting suspect foreigners to overseas prisons where it says they were held and tortured. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Wal-Mart finds fewer sales going upscale

Kai Ryssdal | May 30, 2007
New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro got his hands on a report critcizing Wal-Mart's so-far unsuccessful attempt to climb out of the bargain basement. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in the report.
Posted In: Retail

Supply, demand . . . and an impending thud

| May 30, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says if you want to understand why the stock market continues to be bullish, you have to go back to Econ 101.

Our loss, diet industry's gain

Helen Palmer | May 30, 2007
As Americans get bigger, so does the weight-loss business. The diet industry is now a multibillion-dollar enterprise, one whose existence depends on our failures. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

The Sushi Economy

Kai Ryssdal | May 30, 2007
Over some truly excellent tuna and sea urchin Kai Ryssdal met Sasha Issenberg, author of "The Sushi Economy," to talk about the role raw fish plays in the world's markets and its popularity in America.
Posted In: Books, Economy

The fall of gentrification

| May 30, 2007
The housing bubble may be leaking, but some big cities are still gentrifying like it's 1999. High-end development is now forcing out even middle-income workers and that's not going to be good for anyone, including business, warns Angela Glover Blackwell.
Posted In: Housing

Selling British stereotypes

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 30, 2007
American advertisers love a good British accent to polish their commercials. You don't say. What's behind the trend? Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us, in her own charming British lilt.

NBC tries to catch up to new media realities

Alisa Roth | May 30, 2007
A 36-year-old wunderkind is being elevated to co-chair at NBC, charged with figuring out how to lift the Peacock Channel out of fourth place. The internet and "long tail" marketing may be key. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment