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The Hamas effect on the Palestinians

Hilary Krieger | Mar 29, 2006
The Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority that was sworn in today is virtually bankrupt. Israel, the US and the EU are trying to figure out how to help the Palestinian people without supporting the militant group. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Globalization now . . . and in the past

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 29, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks to Harvard University professor Jeff Frieden about the economic connections of nations and the history of globalization.

A Tall or a Venti for Mother Earth?

Sarah Gardner | Mar 29, 2006
Sarah Gardner reports on the 10-year-long struggle of coffee giant Starbucks to brew up a coffee cup that would be better for the environment.

Helping the folks back home

| Mar 29, 2006
Reporter Dan Grech tells the story of one immigrant family that has turned the practice of sending money back home into a half-million-dollar venture.

Reich on immigration reform

Alex Cohen | Mar 29, 2006
In this installment of The People's Business, commentator Robert Reich says the best way to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants is to strengthen enforcement of basic labor laws.

TiVo takes Echostar to court

| Mar 29, 2006
TiVo, the digital video recording company, goes to court in Texas today to take on satellite company Echostar.TiVo claims Echostar stole its technology. Alex Cohen has more.

Abramoff to learn his fate

Amy Scott | Mar 29, 2006
Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff will learn his fate in the first of two criminal cases against him in Miami today. He could get up to seven years in prison for charges related to the purchase of a casino cruise line. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

<i>Chomp, chomp, snap</i> . . . Is gum good for health?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 29, 2006
Have you ever been around someone who chews gum constantly? Do they seem happier? Healthier? Wrigley is betting millions of dollars on it. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Health

Apple vs. Apple

Stephen Beard | Mar 29, 2006
The Beatles' record company, Apple, goes to the high court in London today, seeking substantial damages from the computer company of the same name. Stephen Beard reports.

Patent ruling coming on eBay

| Mar 29, 2006
eBay hopes it will walk away the winner in a court battle over its "Buy It Now" technology. It's involved in a patent case that has gone all the way to the Supreme Court. Rachel Dornhelm reports.