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Software pirates begone

Miranda Kennedy | Oct 4, 2005
Microsoft plans to offer low-cost versions of its Windows operating software in India to fight piracy. But will the pirates simply undercut the new price? Miranda Kennedy has more.

Can't get there from here

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 4, 2005
Tomorrow American Airlines will halt 15 daily roundtrip flights for at least the rest of October to offset soaring jet fuel prices. Are other airlines likely to follow suit? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

An estate by any other name...

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 4, 2005
A sure sign of prosperity in China these days is the growing number of gated residential communities springing up like mushrooms. Jocelyn Ford reports on the controversy surrounding their names.

On the economic docket

John Dimsdale | Oct 3, 2005
Before John Roberts put on his new Chief Justice robes this morning the president nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. John Dimsdale looks at the Supreme Court's case load.

Savings of the Nobel Prize in medicine

Alisa Roth | Oct 3, 2005
Two researchers figured out that stress was not the culprit behind ulcers; a bacterium called H. Pylori is. Their discovery earned them the Nobel Prize in medicine. Alisa Roth has more.

Who's hoping to join the EU?

Stephen Beard | Oct 3, 2005
Pop quiz: what city is in both Asia and Europe? Well, it's now closer to becoming part of the EU. Stephen Beard reports from London (click on the story to get your quiz answer).

Small is beautiful

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 3, 2005
Car sales figures came out today: Ford was down nearly 20 percent last month; GM was off 24 percent. Marketplace's car guy Dan Neil stopped by to tell Kai Ryssdal what's coming next.

Shoot 'em up — with penicillin

Helen Palmer | Oct 3, 2005
Educators are turning to video games to teach adults as well as kids. Academics and game designers see particular promise in games to teach healthcare, as Helen Palmer discovers.

After the wall's fall

| Oct 3, 2005
Today is the offical 15th anniversary of German reunification. Merging a strong capitalist economy with a communist one was a little bumpy: the economy in the East remains far behind the West. Curt Nickisch reports.

Indians on the phone

| Oct 3, 2005
Manpower Incorporated is powering up for major hiring — in India. Writer and commentator J.D. Samant argues that when it comes to business, India is far smaller than you might think.



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