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Telegraphing on telecom

Scott Tong | Mar 9, 2006
AT&T should get an indication today of how its bid to acquire Bell South will be received by regulators. FCC nominee Robert McDowell will be asked about his opinion of the proposed merger at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing. Scott Tong reports.

Miner safety

Janet Babin | Mar 9, 2006
A new rule to be published today requires mining companies to provide workers extra emergency oxygen supplies. Janet Babin reports.

The return of Tysabri?

Helen Palmer | Mar 9, 2006
A drug to treat multiple sclerosis is one step closer to returning to market despite concerns it could trigger a rare brain disease. Helen Palmer reports the debate over the drug may harbinger a shift in FDA regulatory policy.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Cell phone versus radio

Lisa Napoli | Mar 9, 2006
A new report indicates commuters spend more time using their cell phones than they do listening to the radio. Lisa Napoli reports.

A real Fluff piece

Tess Vigeland | Mar 9, 2006
Makers of the dessert spread Marshmallow Fluff have sued Williams-Sonoma Inc. over alleged trademark infringement for marketing a candy spread called Fluffernutter. Tess Vigeland reports.

Ports face-off

John Dimsdale | Mar 8, 2006
GOP lawmakers say they will amend legislation to block the Dubai ports deal, which the president has threatened to veto. But American businesses are taking the president's side. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Exxon to invest more in drilling

Sam Eaton | Mar 8, 2006
Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will boost spending on oil and gas exploration from $18 billion to $20 billion a year through the end of the decade. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.

NYSE goes public

Bob Moon | Mar 8, 2006
For the first time, the Big Board is operating as a profit-making enterprise that has to answer to shareholders. That may mean some big changes in the way Wall Street does business. New York Bureau Chief Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Prescription for doctors: Admit mistakes

| Mar 8, 2006
Physicians at Harvard's teaching hospitals have a new specialty to learn -- how to apologize. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Harvard Medical School, says it's the right thing to do.
Posted In: Health

Rep. Bob Ney and Foxcom

| Mar 8, 2006
A closer look at one favor lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he received from a prominent Ohio congressman. William Kistner reports.
Posted In: Washington