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Guidant wants its shotgun wedding

Helen Palmer | Nov 7, 2005
Medical manufacturer Guidant is suing Johnson & Johnson, saying they should complete an agreed $25.4 billion takeover. Helen Palmer reports that J&J's foot dragging may be a bargaining tactic.
Posted In: Wall Street

Colonel assuages chicken fears

Amy Scott | Nov 7, 2005
One analyst predicts a bird flu pandemic could send KFC sales down 20% in the US or Europe, despite assurances that cooked chicken is safe. To fight back, the colonel's cooking up an ad campaign. Amy Scott reports.

The broader implications of France's violence

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 7, 2005
Nearly two weeks of rioting has shaken confidence in the French government's ability to address the crisis. Kai Ryssdal speaks to historian Reza Aslan about some of the wider problems the riots pose for Europe.
Posted In: Canada

The drug companies and the deep blue sea

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 7, 2005
With profits plunging in the pharmaceutical industry and r&d costs on the rise, companies are looking for the next big drug. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, they're starting to get their sea legs.

Hasta la vista special interests? Not quite.

| Nov 7, 2005
The $250 million being spent on ballot measures in California's special election makes it one of the most expensive elections of its kind in US history. Consumer advocate Jamie Court reflects on what's at stake.

Little Orphan Arty

| Nov 7, 2005
It's often illegal to use creative works without permission. But what if you can't find the owner? As Jessica Smith reports, the US Copyright Office is worried that this issue is stifling the creative marketplace.

30-year bonds

Scott Jagow | Nov 7, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the costs and benefits of 30-year Treasury bills.
Posted In: Wall Street

Municipal bonds in New Orleans

Tess Vigeland | Nov 7, 2005
Aaron Pressman of Business Week discusses the fate of municipal bonds in parishes and municipalities devastated by Katrina.
Posted In: Wall Street

SARS lessons

Steve McNally | Nov 7, 2005
This year, the disease on everybody's mind is bird flu, but two years ago it was SARS, which left hundreds dead in Asia and also hit Toronto. As Steve McNally reports, the city learned some valuable lessons.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Officials try to revive trade negotiations

Amy Scott | Nov 7, 2005
Trade officials gather in London today to try to jumpstart the Doha round of global free trade negotiations, which has been dragged down by disputes over agricultural subsidies. Amy Scott reports.