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Anti-smoking pill may be real deal

Helen Palmer | Aug 15, 2006
A report out today finds that a new drug called Chantix helps smokers kick the habit. The maker of the drug paid for the studies, but it's not necessarily a conflict of interest, reports Helen Palmer.
Posted In: Health

Investing in alternative energy

Sam Eaton | Aug 15, 2006
Second quarter investments in so-called clean technologies such as solar and biofuels have reached record levels. Analysts say it's just the beginning, Sam Eaton reports.

HealthSouth looking to rehabilitate

Rachel Dornhelm | Aug 15, 2006
HealthSouth's high-profile trial earned the company a spot next to Enron and WorldCom in the corporate fraud hall of fame. But unlike those companies, it has a plan to turn things around. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Welfare reform: Outcome unclear

Hilary Wicai | Aug 15, 2006
The Brookings Institution Monday released a report on the state of welfare reform 10 years later. Hillary Wicai gives us the highlights.
Posted In: Washington

Bird flu in Michigan

| Aug 15, 2006
The news that avian flu has turned up in some wild birds in Michigan isn't panicking that state's poultry farmers. At least not yet. Sarah Hulett reports.
Posted In: Health

Helping the Lebanese

Scott Jagow | Aug 15, 2006
The ceasefire in Lebanon has held for 30 hours now and people are turning their attention to aid. Host Scott Jagow talks to reporter Ben Gilbert in Beirut about how relief efforts are going.
Posted In: Canada

Anniversary of peace in Aceh

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 15, 2006
Today Indonesia marks the first anniversary of the peace agreement with separatist rebels in Aceh. But they have some complaints too. Jocleyn Ford reports
Posted In: Canada

Laptop recall

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 15, 2006
Dell is recalling more than four million notebook computer batteries because they could burst into flames. What are the implications for the beleaguered PC giant? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

Lebanese head home

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 14, 2006
Major fighting between Israel and Hezbollah ended this morning after a UN cease-fire took hold, and many Lebanese are returning home to see what's left. Host Kai Ryssdal checks in with reporter Ben Gilbert in Beirut.
Posted In: Canada

Israelis slow to return north

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 14, 2006
There's not as much destruction on the other side of the border in northern Israel, but there's plenty of economic dislocation. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to reporter Patrick Anidjar of the Agence France Presse in Jerusalem.
Posted In: Canada