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Black box disclosure

| Aug 22, 2006
In response to criticism from privacy advocates, federal regulators will require automakers to inform car buyers if their vehicles contain a data recording device. Annie Baxter looks at why we might want to know.

BP denies it hid inspection data

Sam Eaton | Aug 21, 2006
British oil company BP denied allegations today that it manipulated data from inspections of Alaska pipelines which were partially shut down earlier this month because of corrosion problems. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Iran vows to continue nuclear program

Hilary Wicai | Aug 21, 2006
Iranian government officials say that, despite U.N. demands, they will not suspend their nation's uranium enrichment. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wyeth battles Prempro lawsuits

Helen Palmer | Aug 21, 2006
About 4,500 women have filed lawsuits against Wyeth for failing to warn them of cancer risks from its menopause drug Prempro that were found in a 2001 study. The first of those cases goes to trial tomorrow. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

A few billion saved is a few billion earned

Stephen Beard | Aug 21, 2006
Norway is the third largest exporter of oil after Saudi Arabia and Russia. The country, so far, has been socking most of its oil revenue into savings. But some argue it's time to live for today. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

The law of unintended consequences explained

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 21, 2006
Undercover Economist Tim Harford has a story about the law of unintended consequences. It all began with a pile of rubble across the street from his house.
Posted In: Economy

It's not cheating, it's strategy!

Ethan Lindsey | Aug 21, 2006
One segment of the video game industry that isn't suffering in the current slowdown is the sale of strategy guides. Ethan Lindsey reports.

An American Girl for every girl — almost

| Aug 21, 2006
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh's daughters love their new American Girl dolls. And, she says, they have their own unique ways of showing it.

A poorly-reconstructed Afghanistan

Miranda Kennedy | Aug 21, 2006
As Afghanistan rebuilds from war, funding deadlines and deliverables targets are having the unintended consequence of shoddy workmanship. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wienermobile turns 70

| Aug 21, 2006
Oscar Mayer's iconic Wienermobile is 70 this year. Brian Bull looks at why the giant hot dog on wheels has endured as a marketing vehicle.