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Benzene leak in China

Amy Scott | Nov 24, 2005
A large toxic slick from a chemical plant explosion in China is nearing the city of Harbin. Residents and scientists are scrambling to make their city safe and figure out what happens next. Amy Scott reports.

The X-Box Files

| Nov 24, 2005
It just came out. People camped out and stood in line to get it. And already there are problems with the X-Box 360? Jason Paur talked with Cheryl Glaser about Microsoft's possibly-buggy game system.

The big test for a test kitchen

| Nov 24, 2005
Ten stovetop burners, two refrigerators, four ovens, and two kitchens. Host Cheryl Glaser visited an L.A. test kitchen, where Thanksgiving is an enormous production.

The NFL in Europe - Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Kyle James | Nov 24, 2005
In Europe, professional (American-style) football has been fighting for survival. It loses money every year, but managers have a new strategy to keep the league from going under. Kyle James reports.

"Just for women" advertising

Andrea Gardner | Nov 24, 2005
There are ads that make you cry, ads that make you laugh... and then there are ads that just make you mad. Andrea Gardner has more.

Making the mortgage in Hollywood

| Nov 24, 2005
The first round of holiday movies hits theaters this week. Some are getting raves, but others aren't even out and they're already getting panned. Commentator and humorist Tim Bedore thinks he knows why these disasters get made.

The Turkey Hotline

| Nov 24, 2005
These days, there's a hotline for almost everything... even cooking a turkey. Meet Nancy Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talkline.

Goodbye discount cards

Helen Palmer | Nov 24, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
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Can you spam me now?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 24, 2005
Verizon Wireless has sued a Florida company, alleging it sent text-message spam to 98,000 users. But this doesn't necessarily mean the genie of cell-phone spam is out of the bottle. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

Easing the Bay State's heating blues

| Nov 24, 2005
This week, Massachusetts residents have been bombarded with ways to lower their heating bills this winter. Monica Brady-Myerov has more.