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Iraqi woes

| Jan 3, 2006
Part of the reason for Iraq's surging gas prices and electricity shortages are the ongoing attacks on the country's energy infrastructure. As Ben Gilbert reports, that's not likely to change any time soon.

IT insecurity

Janet Babin | Jan 3, 2006
Costly computer security breeches in 2005 have companies thinking about instituting an IT "Lockdown" this year. Janet Babin reports.

Seeing Starz

Janet Babin | Jan 3, 2006
More film stars are now available with a click of your computer keys. Cable network Starz Entertainment Group launches its movie download service today. Vongo, as it's called, will compete with the Apple iTunes video service. From the Innovations Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

Europe turns up the heat on Russia

Stephen Beard | Jan 2, 2006
Russia shut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine yesterday as a dispute over prices escalated. Today, Russia agreed to turn the gas back on, but the effect has rippled across the continent and hit some other members of the EU. Stephen Beard reports.

Viacom's unmerger

Amy Scott | Jan 2, 2006
As of tomorrow, media giant Viacom will trade as two separate companies -- Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation. Amy Scott tells us what to expect from the two new companies.

Box office blues

Brian Watt | Jan 2, 2006
The film industry just suffered its worst box office take in 14 years. Most industry analysts say the traditional business model has to change. Brian Watt looks at what Hollywood needs to do to right the ship in 2006.

Imagine googling your car keys...

| Jan 2, 2006
Google organizes the online universe. But now some companies are trying to find ways to apply search engine technology to the physical world. Chana Joffe-Walt reports.

Haircut nirvana

| Jan 2, 2006
Think a haircut is just a haircut? Think again. Commentator Beth Teitell discovered -- to her dismay -- that when it comes to a good stylist, you really do get what you pay for.

Meet the Despachantes

Dan Grech | Jan 2, 2006
Sometimes government regulations can sap business productivity. The bureaucracy is so bad in Brazil that it has spawned a new profession dedicated to getting through the maze. Dan Grech reports from Sao Paolo.
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No chipmunking at the meeting

Tess Vigeland | Jan 2, 2006
Ever heard of a green weenie? How about a three-fingered booger? Or a binaca blast? Sounds like playground slang, but it's actually corporate speak, and author Ron Sturgeon explains it to host Tess Vigeland.