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Shareholder terrorism

Stephen Beard | May 9, 2006
Opponents of animal testing in the UK have taken their campaign to a new level, sending threatening letters to small shareholders of pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Seniors, sign up or pay more

Helen Palmer | May 9, 2006
President Bush is spearheading the government's push to enroll seniors in Medicare Part D, the drug benefit, before the May 15 deadline. Folks who don't sign up by Monday will have to pay more. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Toyota exec steps down

Amy Scott | May 9, 2006
The CEO of Toyota North America is leaving his job right away. He's 65 and was planning to step down in June, but last week a former assistant filed a $190 million sexual harrassment suit against him. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wachovia heads west, stock heads south

Amy Scott | May 8, 2006
Wachovia made a $25 billion offer for California's Golden West Financial today. But the deal gets the banking giant deeper into the mortgage business and investors are questioning the timing as the housing boom slows. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

High-end computer maker hits bottom

Jeff Tyler | May 8, 2006
Silicon Graphics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Its super-fast computers were once used to make special effects for blockbuster movies, but the increasing power of cheaper computers has put a crimp on sales. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Science

No more Disney in your Happy Meal

| May 8, 2006
We learned today that Disney will drop its decade-long promotional partnership with McDonald's. But McDonald's says the break-up has nothing to do with childhood obesity. From New York, Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Health

Enron update

Kai Ryssdal | May 8, 2006
The defense rested its case today in the Enron trial in Houston. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Gary McWilliams of the Wall Street Journal about whether the defense has done enough to make its case to jurors.

Big brother or security tool?

Sarah Gardner | May 8, 2006
Many large corporations run background checks on potential hires, but now some employers are going even further. They're keeping regular tabs on their employees — long after they're hired. Sarah Gardner reports.

Militant bargain shoppers

Jocelyn Ford | May 8, 2006
In China, bargain-hunting shoppers who find each other on the Internet are banding together and marching into local malls to demand lower prices. From Beijing, Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Buyers beware recycled cars

Kai Ryssdal | May 8, 2006
Economic theory says you can never buy a decent used car, but millions of pre-owned vehicles are sold each year. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Undercover Economist Tim Harford about the puzzle.
Posted In: Economy