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Sweet'N Low story is a bitter one

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 19, 2006
The sugar substitute Sweet'N Low made one Brooklyn family very wealthy -- but the riches also split the family and some members even wound up in trouble with the feds. Author Rich Cohen tells Kai Ryssdal the sorry tale.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Business world steps up fight against child porn

| Apr 19, 2006
Credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions are hoping to make it harder for people to say "charge it" when it comes to child pornography. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Business and pleasure before politics

Scott Tong | Apr 19, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao has been having a good old time in Seattle, even bought billions of dollars worth of American products. But the rest of his trip might not be quite as much fun. Scott Tong reports.

Sarbanes-Oxley relief for small businesses?

Alisa Roth | Apr 19, 2006
SEC regulators want to let small companies take a pass on some of the toughest rules of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, one of the big legacies of the Enron scandal. Alisa Roth reports.

Free drug programs can continue

Helen Palmer | Apr 19, 2006
Drug manufacturers have received word that they can continue giving free medicine to poor people, even those enrolled in the new Medicare drug benefit. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Questioning the rules of corporate PR

| Apr 19, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich describes a recent encounter with a public relations firm representing General Motors.

Hollywood takes Broadway

Tess Vigeland | Apr 19, 2006
The opening of Julia Roberts' play in New York today is the latest example of Broadway's use of Hollywood star power to attract audiences. Tess Vigeland reports.

China's dirty air an economic indicator

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 19, 2006
For three days, a sandstorm has whipped up toxic dust from cars and factories, turning the skies over Beijing a nasty gray. China's prime minister believes the dirty air is a sign. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

The real costs -- and benefits -- of piracy

Scott Jagow | Apr 19, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow if American companies can't beat product pirates, they should join them.

Following the counterfeit profit chain

Lisa Napoli | Apr 19, 2006
Author Tim Phillips tells host Lisa Napoli that organized criminal gangs are behind much of the world's product piracy.



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