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EU cracks down on counterfeiters

Kyle James | Apr 26, 2006
The European Union is releasing a draft law today that would impose stiff fines and prison terms for those hawking things like fake Louis Vuitton bags. From Berlin, Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Microsoft gets in the game

Scott Tong | Apr 26, 2006
Microsoft has bought an advertising agency that has a modern day twist. Think ad placement in your video games. Scott Tong explains.

Petroleum 101

Scott Tong | Apr 25, 2006
Although President Bush said the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice would investigate possible price gouging, he blamed the escalation of fuel costs on the growing demand for oil and lack of new US refineries. Scott Tong reports.

Mixed signals from Venezuela

Alisa Roth | Apr 25, 2006
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been cracking down on foreign oil companies doing business in his country, the world's fifth largest producer of oil. The question is how far can he push before the foreign companies get fed up and leave? Alisa Roth reports.

Standing room only

| Apr 25, 2006
High fuel costs are being blamed for airlines' loss of profits and the rise of ticket prices. Here's one solution: Airbus is toying with the idea of introducing standing-room-only seats. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Chris Elliot of the New York Times about the plan.

Many happy returns

| Apr 25, 2006
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the shipping cargo container. Commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon explains the importance of these containers to the economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Dot-com deja vu

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 25, 2006
The Internet bubble may have burst more than five years ago, but Fortune magazine's Adam Lashinsky says that it's not only back, it's better than ever. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Civilian amputees find it hard to get their C-legs

| Apr 25, 2006
Wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often receive the most technologically-advanced computerized prosthetics available. But for civilians in need of similar care, these limbs can be nearly impossible to obtain. Ann Hepperman reports.
Posted In: Health

Talent revolt

Hilary Wicai | Apr 25, 2006
A growing number of young professionals say they won't work for companies that don't provide employees flexibility to balance their work and private lives. Hillary Wicai reports.

Sarbanes-Oxley on trial

| Apr 25, 2006
Commentator Matthew Bishop says the US risks hamstringing small business if strict accounting rules to prevent another Enron collapse aren't loosened.