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Environmental costs of bottled water

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 20, 2006
Prepackaged H2O may be a $40 billion industry, but it's anything but green. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Apple of Apple's eye

Sarah Gardner | Apr 20, 2006
iTunes and the iPod helped boost Apple's earning 41% according to its recent quarterly report. And as Sarah Gardner reports, the company might have already its Next Big Thing to stoke even more growth.

Stanley Cup's back

Tess Vigeland | Apr 20, 2006
Hockey's Stanley Cup playoffs get underway this weekend. You'll remember, there were no playoffs last year because the season was cancelled. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

Organized crime steering the piracy ship

Stephen Beard | Apr 19, 2006
Making and selling counterfeit goods is no longer a cottage industry. And with huge profits on the table, organized criminal gangs from around the globe have moved in. Stephen Beard reports.

Sweet'N Low story is a bitter one

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 19, 2006
The sugar substitute Sweet'N Low made one Brooklyn family very wealthy -- but the riches also split the family and some members even wound up in trouble with the feds. Author Rich Cohen tells Kai Ryssdal the sorry tale.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Business world steps up fight against child porn

| Apr 19, 2006
Credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions are hoping to make it harder for people to say "charge it" when it comes to child pornography. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Business and pleasure before politics

Scott Tong | Apr 19, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao has been having a good old time in Seattle, even bought billions of dollars worth of American products. But the rest of his trip might not be quite as much fun. Scott Tong reports.

Sarbanes-Oxley relief for small businesses?

Alisa Roth | Apr 19, 2006
SEC regulators want to let small companies take a pass on some of the toughest rules of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, one of the big legacies of the Enron scandal. Alisa Roth reports.

Free drug programs can continue

Helen Palmer | Apr 19, 2006
Drug manufacturers have received word that they can continue giving free medicine to poor people, even those enrolled in the new Medicare drug benefit. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Questioning the rules of corporate PR

| Apr 19, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich describes a recent encounter with a public relations firm representing General Motors.