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Halliburton's (exclusive) gig is up

Hilary Wicai | Jul 12, 2006
Halliburton has been accused for years of bilking the US government with its exclusive contract. And now the Army has decided to end the deal and hand over those services to three companies. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Microsoft's big EU fine

Stephen Beard | Jul 12, 2006
Today the European Commission fined Microsoft more than $350 million for failing to comply with an anti-trust ruling. It's also threatened to charge the company additional multi-million dollar penalties. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Google opening shop in Michigan

Steve Tripoli | Jul 12, 2006
A big announcement from Google yesterday comes as welcome news to economically-depressed Michigan: The search engine will build a new facility in Ann Arbor. Steve Tripoli reports.

'Bank of Wal-Mart' debate continues

Hilary Wicai | Jul 12, 2006
House lawmakers look to close a loophole that could allow Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other retailers to open commercial banks. A hearing on the issue is scheduled today. Hillary Wicai reports.

Canadian drug tug-of-war

Helen Palmer | Jul 12, 2006
The Senate has drafted a resolution making it easier for Americans to buy cheaper prescription drugs north of the border. But as Helen Palmer reports, those drugs aren't as attractive as they once were.
Posted In: Health

Glucosamine doubles as skin lightener

Helen Palmer | Jul 12, 2006
The supplement widely used to relieve joint pain has been found to effectively fade age spots as well. Helen Palmer reports on glucosamine's new market potential.
Posted In: Health

Genentech earnings surge

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 12, 2006
The nation's largest biotech company in terms of market capitalization blew past Wall Street expectations in its most recent earnings report. Rachel Dornhelm has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Terrorism hits India's financial center

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 11, 2006
Hundreds were killed in seven bomb explosions in Mumbai today. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Financial Times reporter Khozem Merchant about why the explosions targeted first-class passengers on commuter trains in the country's financial hub.
Posted In: Canada

Finally welcoming Russia into the WTO?

Bob Moon | Jul 11, 2006
Before a country can join the World Trade Organization, all 149 member nations must agree. The US has been the last holdout blocking Russia's admission — but now they're deep in negotiations. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

'Big Dig' troubles turn into tragedy

Sean Cole | Jul 11, 2006
A driver was killed in Boston today when a panel in one of the city's Big Dig tunnels collapsed. It's a sad chapter in one of the most expensive and mismanaged public works project in history. Sean Cole reports.

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