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Screenwriters, or ad copywriters?

Jeff Tyler | Nov 14, 2005
As more people find ways to skip over commercials, product placement in TV shows has become increasingly appealing to advertisers. Today, a coalition of writers and actors denounced the practice. Jeff Tyler reports.

How much choice is too much?

Helen Palmer | Nov 14, 2005
Medicare reaches an important milestone tomorrow, the first day seniors can sign up for the new drug benefit. As Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH, they aren't all thrilled about it.
Posted In: Health

"Reply hazy, try again"

| Nov 14, 2005
Some people may think that financial prognosticators like central banker Alan Greenspan are wizards. But Wall Street observer and commentator James Grant says the future is, by definition, unpredictable.

Anything you can do, ICANN do better?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 14, 2005
This week, other countries will try to convince the US to share governance of the Internet. Paul Twomey, president of the company that coordinates much of the 'Net, explained to Kai Ryssdal what the fuss is about.
Posted In: Canada

Putting the pieces back together in France

Stephen Beard | Nov 14, 2005
The unrest that's swept France seems to be receding. But the riots have left a trail of destruction, human and economic. Stephen Beard reports from Aulnay-sous-bois, one of the worst-hit Paris suburbs.
Posted In: Canada

Pension accounting

| Nov 14, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Alan Sloan tells host Cheryl Glaser about new accounting standards for pension obligations.

Best bets

Tess Vigeland | Nov 14, 2005
Author William Poundstone talks to host Tess Vigeland about his new book "Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street."

Forests for sale

| Nov 14, 2005
Once a primary source for wood pulp, Great Lakes forests now face economic pressures that are turning wide-open forests into subdivisions. Sandy Hausman reports.

Senate tax cuts

John Dimsdale | Nov 14, 2005
The Senate Finance Committee takes up a proposal today to cut taxes at the same time Congress is considering cutting social programs to reduce the deficit. As John Dimsdale reports, critics see a contradiction between the two efforts.

Andean trade talks

Dan Grech | Nov 14, 2005
Stung by the collapse of hemispheric free trade talks, the Bush Administration looks to walk before it can run, launching trade negotiations with just three Andean nations Monday. Dan Grech reports.