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Berkeley protests Trader Joe's

Rachel Dornhelm | Nov 9, 2006
The fast-growing specialty grocery store chain is learning that Berkeley, California's reputation as a hotbed of opposition is well-deserved. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Pushing for EU patent reform

Stephen Beard | Nov 9, 2006
Bill Gates is in Brussels today to lobby for changes in European patent law — namely to come up with a single system of patent protection that would cover all 25 EU nations. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

A new economic day in Washington

John Dimsdale, Kai Ryssdal and Hilary Wicai | Nov 8, 2006
The leadership change in Congress will certainly affect economic policy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale and reporter Hillary Wicai about the potential impact.
Posted In: Washington

New guy on government reform

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 8, 2006
California Congressman Henry Waxman is in line to head the Government Reform Committee now that Democrats have won control of the House. Kai Ryssdal asks him what kinds of oversight we can expect.
Posted In: Washington

Will Wall Street behave without its sheriff?

Amy Scott | Nov 8, 2006
New York's crusading Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has won that state's governorship. He made his name cracking down on abuses in the finance industry, so Wall Street may be all too happy to usher him out, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Anti-tax but not anti-spend

Steve Tripoli | Nov 8, 2006
American voters tend to be strongly against taxes — but they're not necessarily against big government spending. They passed a record-setting bundle of bond and debt measures on Tuesday. Steve Tripoli reports.

Stem-cell research finds a home in Missouri

Helen Palmer | Nov 8, 2006
<strong>WEB EXTRA:</strong> Missouri voters on Tuesday approved expanding stem-cell research. The Show Me State plans to show the world it can be a stem-cell center. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

L.A. billionaires bid on Tribune

Sarah Gardner | Nov 8, 2006
Billionaire businessman Eli Broad and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle have teamed up to submit a bid for the Tribune Company. Sarah Gardner has details.

New vision for corporate accounting

Stephen Beard | Nov 8, 2006
The world's biggest accounting firms are calling for a major shake-up in the ways companies report performance. They say more frequent and varied reports should be posted on the Internet. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Another case of pretexting

Alisa Roth | Nov 8, 2006
Allied Capital is the latest company accused of having investigators impersonate its most vocal critics to access their phone records. Is this just the way companies do business these days? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime