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Every breath you take, every move you make...

Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2005
Governments are casting their surveillance net ever wider, trying to track suspected terrorists. Today, the European Parliament said it might want to look at phone and e-mail records. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Morning hawk show

| Dec 14, 2005
A new morning TV show in Minneapolis blurs the boundaries between advertising and entertainment. From Minnesota Public Radio, Marisa Helms has the story.

Health plan shopping

| Dec 14, 2005
It's the end of the year and many of us are shopping for a new health plan. Consumer Advocate Jamie Court warns us that we better read the fine print.
Posted In: Health

The 'kraut that cures?

| Dec 14, 2005
News that sauerkraut could help treat avian flu has given new life to an old side dish. Brian Bull of Wisconsin Public Radio has more.
Posted In: Health

SEC mulls new rules for foreign companies

Tess Vigeland | Dec 14, 2005
The SEC is expected to vote on new rules today that would exempt many foreign companies from federal oversight under the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Tess Vigeland looks at how the rule change will affect American shareholders.
Posted In: Wall Street

UN corruption treaty

Jeff Tyler | Dec 14, 2005
An international treaty to combat corruption goes into effect today. Jeff Tyler looks at just how effective it's expected to be.

Fix Social Security first

Hilary Wicai | Dec 14, 2005
A bipartisan think tank today advocates sweeping change to the senior entitlement program. Hillary Wicai reports.

Cyber restaurants

| Dec 14, 2005
Dining out continues to grow in popularity, according to a new survey out today, but as Gretchen Cook reports, many more of us want our computers with us while we eat.

East Asia summit

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 14, 2005
While developed countries squabble with poor ones over free trade in Hong Kong, 16 East Asia countries, including China, meet in Malaysia today to discuss forming a trading bloc touted as the "Asian EU." Miranda Kennedy reports.

Whither the Red Cross

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 14, 2005
For the second time in four years, the American Red Cross has lost its leader in the wake of criticism over how it has handled a disaster. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what's going on at America's most high-profile charity.