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Vioxx replacement

Helen Palmer | Aug 25, 2006
Merck is looking to replace its once-popular painkiller Vioxx with a new drug called Arcoxia. But after all the Vioxx lawsuits, are consumers game to try it? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Radical thinking at Ford

Bob Moon | Aug 25, 2006
Word that Ford is considering going private proved enticing for investors on Wall Street yesterday. Its stock rose more than two percent, but not everyone believes a move to privatize could really happen. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

More laptop battery woes

Janet Babin | Aug 25, 2006
First it was Dell. Now Apple has issued a recall for 1.8 million lithium-ion batteries used in its laptop computers. Janet Babin asks are cell phones next?
Posted In: Science

Hotel strikes could hit three US cities

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 25, 2006
Workers at some big hotels in Chicago, San Francisco and Honolulu have voted to authorize a walkout if they can't reach a new contract agreement. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the potential impact.

The cost of Pluto's demotion

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 25, 2006
Yesterday a group of astronomers in Prague voted to demote Pluto from planet to a new category called dwarf planet. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at how much it'll cost businesses on our planet.
Posted In: Science

BofA selling Asia operations

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 25, 2006
Bank of America is selling its retail operations in Hong Kong and Macao to the Construction Bank of China for $1.2 billion dollars. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Britain to go even easier on shoplifters

Stephen Beard | Aug 25, 2006
Under a new sentencing proposal, persistent shoplifters in Britain would no longer be jailed. Retailers have reacted angrily to the plan, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Morning-after pill's over-the-counter bottom line

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 24, 2006
The FDA today approved over-the-counter sales of Plan B, ending a long political debate. But what financial impact will it have? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Dudley of the National Research Center for Women and Families.
Posted In: Health

DOJ tries to block flight attendants strike

| Aug 24, 2006
The US Department of Justice and beleaguered Northwest Airlines are seeking to block a possible flight attendants strike that could happen as early as tomorrow. Annie Baxter reports.

Upscale, gay . . . <nobr>Wal-Mart?</nobr>

Steve Tripoli | Aug 24, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart is going to start working with the gay community. Some conservative groups are mad, but analysts say the move fits Wal-Mart's business plan for diversity &mdash; and growth in more upscale urban markets. Steve Tripoli reports.