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Virginia's not for donors

Eric Niiler | Jan 30, 2007
At least not anonymous ones. Lawmakers in the state are considering legislation that would ban anonymous sperm and egg donations, and that could raise prices for families trying to conceive. Eric Niiler explains.
Posted In: Crime

Long shot wins race for UK casino

Scott Jagow | Jan 30, 2007
Britain's first Vegas-style super-casino will be built in Manchester, which came not just from behind, but dead last to win what should be a great economic boon for the city.
Posted In: Canada

The biggest drug company in the world

Stephen Beard | Jan 30, 2007
Rumors are swirling that U.S. drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb could merge with Sanofi Aventis of France to create a pharmaceutical behemoth. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Advertisers get zapped for pop-ups

Janet Babin | Jan 30, 2007
Law enforcement officials are now holding marketers accountable for paying to secretly install pop-up ads onto consumers' computers. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Crime, Science

An idea worthy of retirement?

John Dimsdale | Jan 29, 2007
Some U.S. senators want to limit retirement nest-eggs for corporate higher-ups. But the proposal doesn't have much support — even among advocates of limiting executive compensation. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

West Virginia goes on Weight Watchers

Helen Palmer | Jan 29, 2007
The Mountain State is about to put its Medicaid population on a diet run by the weight-loss company in an attempt to reduce the $100 million a year it spends in obesity-related medical costs. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Mini's billboards zoom in on drivers

Alisa Roth | Jan 29, 2007
The maker of Mini Coopers launched a new ad campaign with special billboards displaying personalized messages to Mini drivers as they go by. Alisa Roth looks at why the company's advertising to its own drivers.
Posted In: Auto

Dreaming in Code

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 29, 2007
Software projects like Microsoft's Windows Vista are notoriously late getting to market. co-founder Scott Rosenberg has a new book on the perils of software programming. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Waiting . . . and waiting . . . for disability pay

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 29, 2007
Because of a backlog at the Social Security Administration, hundreds of thousands of people are burning through savings as they wait to see if they qualify for disability benefits. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Protests target drug company's patent fight

Shia Levitt | Jan 29, 2007
AIDS activists took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and New Delhi, India today, protesting an attempt by Novartis to extend the patent protection for a new leukemia drug it makes. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health