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Lord of the games

Curt Nickisch | Apr 24, 2007
Software maker Turbine is hoping to lure online gamers away from World of Warcraft and into Middle Earth to play its game out today based on Tolkien's popular "Lord of the Rings."
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

What's wrong with our food?

Steve Henn | Apr 24, 2007
From peanut butter to bagged spinach to pet food, it hasn't exactly been the best year for the nation's food supply. That's led to calls for greater regulation, and Congress is poised to take action.
Posted In: Health, Washington

U.S. broadband stuck in the slow(er) lane

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Apr 24, 2007
The U.S. ranks 15th among 30 industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access, and a free market may be the speed bump. In places like Iceland and Singapore, governments are taking the initiative.

VC giant goes to China

Scott Tong | Apr 24, 2007
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins is opening up shop in China. The Chinese government is offering tax incentives in an effort to bulk up the nation's scrawny technology sector, so the timing could be right.
Posted In: Canada

Bank deals on both sides of the pond

Sam Eaton | Apr 23, 2007
Dutch bank ABN Amro has agreed to be bought by Barclay's. As part of the deal, it will sell its Chicago-based LaSalle Bank to Bank of America. Sam Eaton reports.

AstraZeneca pays to play in biotech

Helen Palmer | Apr 23, 2007
The giant pharmaceutical company, maker of the Crestor cholesterol drug, will pay $15.5 billion for MedImmune. Analysts say it's a good move, but the price may be too high. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Medicare cuts on the horizon

| Apr 23, 2007
A report by Social Security and Medicare trustees today triggered a funding warning — so President Bush will have to propose Medicare cuts to Congress next year. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Yeltsin started economy in new direction

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 23, 2007
Russia is still adapting to market economy changes Boris Yeltsin introduced. The former Soviet leader died today at 76. Professor Rajan Menon talked with Kai Ryssdal about Yeltsin's legacy.
Posted In: Canada

Doctors find benefits in smaller practice

| Apr 23, 2007
Some physicians are returning to old-fashioned, solo practices that allow them to spend more time with patients. Pat Loeb spent time with one doctor who's made the switch.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Maybe she'll just wait for a new face

| Apr 23, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh tells us about her brush with cosmetics.