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No charges against Bonds, just doubts

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 20, 2006
Federal prosecutors announced today they won't indict major leaguer Barry Bonds for perjury or tax evasion. But, business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse tells Kai Ryssdal, the story isn't about taxes. It's about steroids.
Posted In: Sports

Human kidneys for sale

| Jul 20, 2006
The black market for kidneys in India is swelling as the poor trade their organs for cash. For Marketplace and public television's Frontline/World, Samantha Grant filed this dispatch from India.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Putting bought women on the shelves

| Jul 20, 2006
Bookstore worker and commentator Moira Manion is a bit worried about what women are reading these days.

A roadster that's electric

| Jul 20, 2006
Los Angeles Times car critic Dan Neil reports that the new Tesla proves the electric car is alive and well — and very fast!
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

World music market

| Jul 20, 2006
Host Cheryl Glaser talks to record producer Nick Gold about his latest album — the last with African blues guitarist Ali Farka Toure — and the business of bringing World Music to the world.

How can backdating be a good thing?

| Jul 20, 2006
The Securities and Exchange Commission has vowed legal action against the backdating of stock options. But commentator Robert Reich says not everyone at the SEC is on board.

Wal-Mart gets a break in court

Alex Cohen | Jul 20, 2006
States looking to compel Wal-Mart to offer greater health benefits for employees are examining their options in the wake of yesterday's federal court ruling against such an effort in Maryland. Alex Cohen reports.

Gates' campaign against AIDS

Janet Babin | Jul 20, 2006
Bill and Melinda Gates are committing $187 billion toward finding an AIDS vaccine. Janet Babin looks at past efforts to find a vaccine and how the new push will likely differ.
Posted In: Health

Asking WTO to rule on Internet gaming

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 20, 2006
A tiny Caribbean nation miffed at US efforts to restrict online gambling is calling on the World Trade Organization for help. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Brits bristle at online gaming arrests

Stephen Beard | Jul 20, 2006
Internet gambling executives in Britain have been warned: They risk extradition to the US for breaking American gaming laws. And that has caused anxiety in the British business community. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada