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Ldaies, its for your protection

Miranda Kennedy | Oct 7, 2005
The Indian Government is considering how and whether to enforce a decades-old law the prohibits women from working the night shift. Miranda Kennedy reports on how this might affect India's call-center industry.

Do you want to be a billionaire?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 7, 2005
Forbes Magazine been asking website visitors how low they would stoop for a billion dollars. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Have some fish & chips

| Oct 7, 2005
Figures just released show that London's tourist industry has suffered a setback since the bombings in July. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Getting ready for the bird flu

Helen Palmer | Oct 6, 2005
Tomorrow big vaccine makers are headed to the White House to discuss the bird flu; Congress has set aside $4 billion to prepare. But will pharmecuetical companies need more? Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.

Big business: unhappy patriots

Sarah Gardner | Oct 6, 2005
Congress is set to renew the Patriot Act before it expires at the end of this year. But some powerful corporate lobbies say it makes it too easy for the Feds to get confidential business records. Sarah Gardner reports.

We had Enron; Europe has Parmalat

| Oct 6, 2005
The Italian dairy conglomerate Parmalat imploded two years ago in the biggest bankruptcy scandal in Italian history. Shares started trading again today and it looks like the bad times are over. Megan Williams reports.

Examining the energy bill

John Dimsdale | Oct 6, 2005
Tomorrow the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a plan to get more gas coming out of the nation's refineries. But — surprise — the bill's not without controversy. John Dimsdale has more.

Time to tax big oil?

| Oct 6, 2005
Estimates for hurricane reconstruction costs run from $100-$250 billion. Some lawmakers are calling for taxes on the windfall profits oil companies have been enjoying. But commentator Glenn Hubbard thinks that's a bad idea.

Returning to Waveland

Dan Grech | Oct 6, 2005
Waveland is — was — a small town on the Mississippi coast. Almost the only building left standing after Katrina was the Coast Inn and Suites. Dan Grech goes back for another visit.

Don't despair. Or then again, do.

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 6, 2005
It's conventional wisdom that happy workers are productive workers, and productive workers are profitable workers. Lawrence Kersten is a management consultant who says conventional wisdom is very wrong.