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March Madness profits on demand

| Mar 15, 2007
The NCAA Tournament jumps into full swing today and big-time revenues are a slam dunk for partners like CBS — not to mention peripheral players like beer sellers.
Posted In: Sports

Bank of Wal-Mart?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart has a pending application to establish an industrial loan company, but the retail giant insists it's not interested in opening retail bank branches. Now there may be evidence that suggests otherwise. . .
Posted In: Washington

Putting drug profits to bed?

Helen Palmer | Mar 15, 2007
The FDA has ordered drugmakers to issue strong new warnings about sleeping pills, citing risks of odd behaviors like sleep-eating and sleep-driving. That could cause complications for Big Pharma's bottom line.
Posted In: Health

Microsoft bridges the voice gap

| Mar 15, 2007
Microsoft has agreed to purchase voice recognition leader Tellme for something in the $800 million neighborhood. A pricey purchase, but one that gives it an instant edge in voice command search technology.
Posted In: Science

Green wheels turn record sales

Sarah Gardner | Mar 15, 2007
Alternative fuel cars and trucks accounted for 9 percent of U.S. auto sales last year. That's way more than automakers expected — and you might be surprised which state led the pack.

EU satellite plan loses its way

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 15, 2007
Europe had wanted to launch its own satellite navigation system — one that would rival America's GPS — by 2010, but that timeline is drifting further out of orbit by the day.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Automakers turn up heat on mileage proposals

Sam Eaton | Mar 14, 2007
U.S. and foreign auto execs and the UAW are lobbying hard in Washington against proposals requiring higher gas mileage. Sam Eaton reports on the high stakes of climate-change legislation.
Posted In: Auto

Big players make a subprime choice

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 14, 2007
Nervousness over the subprime mortgage market is causing some wild swings in the stock market. Kai Ryssdal talks with the Wall Street Journal's Kate Kelly about the big names who are entering the fray.

Abbott pulls its drugs out of Thailand

Sarah Gardner | Mar 14, 2007
Abbott Labs, which makes the AIDS tablet Kaletra, announced today it won't sell any new drugs in Thailand, because the Thai government has been breaking patents on its AIDS medicines. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

To win in Iraq, fix the U.S. bureaucracy

| Mar 14, 2007
Commentator Newt Gingrich says troop deployment debates are important, but lawmakers and the president ought to be fixing other things.