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Charges filed in HP spying scandal

Amy Scott | Oct 4, 2006
California's attorney general today filed criminal charges against former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal. Amy Scott reports.

Housing slowdown fells lumber industry

| Oct 4, 2006
Lumber prices have been cut down to their lowest weekly level in nearly five years — a drop that's followed the slowdown in the U.S. housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Easing up the war on Canadian drugs

Helen Palmer | Oct 4, 2006
It's still illegal to import them, but starting next week U.S. Customs agents will no longer routinely seize packages of prescription drugs arriving by mail from Canada. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Mexico's tomato shortage spikes prices

Bob Moon | Oct 4, 2006
Damaging storms have sent tomato prices in Mexico skyrocketing. The rise is hurting shoppers' pockets, stoking inflation fears and upsetting economic forecasts. Host Bob Moon speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Marla Dickerson.

Rethinking investments in Thailand

| Oct 4, 2006
Thailand's new military-backed government came to power in a bloodless coup, but foreign investors are nervous — and already prospecting for other locations, Megan Cossey reports.
Posted In: Canada

It's time to play the inequality card

| Oct 4, 2006
Do Americans feel strongly enough about the widening wage gap that it can be a winning issue for Democrats in the upcoming midterm Congressional elections? Commentator Robert Reich says yes.

Will Vista be pirate-proof?

Lisa Napoli | Oct 4, 2006
Preventing software theft has been an expensive problem for the tech industry, but Microsoft may have found a way to out-clever the most clever pirates with its new operating system. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Robots didn't write <i>this</i> news story

| Oct 4, 2006
But Thomson Financial has developed computer software that can compile corporate earnings data and write short news articles &mdash; sans humans. Flesh-and-blood reporter Sean Cole puts it to the test.

Wal-Mart turning workers into voters

| Oct 4, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart last week began giving its workers postage-paid voter registration cards and providing them information on pro-business candidates. Commentator Newt Gingrich says what's wrong with that?

Baby à la benefits

Eleanor Beardsley | Oct 4, 2006
France is bucking Europe's trend of declining birthrates by providing benefits such as guaranteed parental leave and large childcare subsidies. Eleanor Beardsley has the story.