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House passes record defense spending bill

| Sep 27, 2006
The House passed a record $448 billion in defense spending last night. The measure is expected to be passed by the Senate as soon as today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Health care costs <i>only</i> double inflation

| Sep 26, 2006
It's no surprise that health insurance costs are going up, but at least last year's 7.7% jump is the lowest increase in seven years. That's according to an annual survey out today. Helen Palmer reports.

IBM putting patent apps online

Janet Babin | Sep 26, 2006
The nation's largest patent holder, IBM has announced it will begin publishing its patent applications on the Web for public review &mdash; a move that could affect the entire patent system. Janet Babin reports.

Fastow sentence reduced

Amy Scott | Sep 26, 2006
A federal judge went easy on former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow today, reducing his plea bargained prison sentence from 10 years to just six for his role in that company's collapse. It pays to cooperate, Amy Scott reports.

Google issues power supply challenge

Sarah Gardner | Sep 26, 2006
Search leader Google today urged the high-tech industry to stop wasting so much energy, calling on computer-makers to come up with a more efficient standard power supply for PCs. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Science

Chaos as business plan

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 26, 2006
Google expends a lot of human energy on products that don't always make it. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Fortune Magazine's Adam Lashinsky about the company's strategy that embraces risk and failure.

We've got mail

| Sep 26, 2006
We know, we know . . . Al Gore used Apple's Keynote in "An Inconvenient Truth." Host Kai Ryssdal shares that and some of the other letters we've received in the past few weeks.

Losing the war on drugs in Afghanistan

Miranda Kennedy | Sep 26, 2006
A militant insurgency and the drug trade are pretty much the only industries thriving in Afghanistan now. U.N. figures show opium production there more than doubled last year to the highest level ever recorded. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Reinvesting in Lebanon

Nancy Farghalli | Sep 26, 2006
Many Lebanese Americans are facing the dilemma over whether to send money to help rebuild their ancestral homeland &mdash; again. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Canada

Repeal the liquids ban completely

| Sep 26, 2006
Commentator Chris Elliot says the partial repeal of the ban on carry-on liquids could cause more problems than it solves.

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