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Rising health costs hurt hospitals

Helen Palmer | Feb 28, 2006
A new study out shows high healthcare costs have left most hospitals in Southern California in the red. As Helen Palmers reports, healthcare facilities across the country face a similar bind.
Posted In: Health

Dungeons and Cyberspace

| Feb 28, 2006
The pioneering role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons takes to the Internet today for the first time. While purists scoff, the company behind the move is hoping for a payoff of mythic proportions. Curt Nickisch reports.

As parents work, children suffer

Hilary Wicai | Feb 28, 2006
A comprehensive study finds increasing numbers of working parents around the globe don't have enough time off to care for ailing children. From the Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai has more.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Amazon's new niche

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 28, 2006
Forget books and music; Amazon's now looking to be an online purveyor of haute couture. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

E-lunch money

Alex Cohen | Feb 28, 2006
Houston is becoming the largest school district to experiment with software that allows parents to plan their child's school cafeteria menu online. As Alex Cohen reports, it's not cheap.

What' s China really running on?

Jocelyn Ford | Feb 28, 2006
China's economy expanded by nearly 10% last year. And new numbers out today say the country's energy consumption matched its economic growth almost step for step. We've heard plenty about China's growing demand for the world's oil. But as Jocelyn Ford reports, the country's really running on something else.

Italy v. France

Stephen Beard | Feb 28, 2006
A bitter fight has broken out between two of the largest and most important member countries in the European Union.The issue is protectionism. Italy has accused France of trying to back away from the single market of the European Union. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.

Protesting AOL's e-mail fees

Amy Scott | Feb 28, 2006
AOL is about to get a bit of mail of its own. A group of about fifty organizations is launching a campaign today to fight AOL's plan to charge a fee for bulk e-mail. Amy Scott reports.

Housing market cools

Amy Scott | Feb 27, 2006
New home sales fell by 5% in January, according to Commerce Department figures released today, providing further evidence that the national housing market is cooling. Amy Scott takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

The EU and Hamas

Stephen Beard | Feb 27, 2006
The EU is expected to pass a resolution today that will keep financial aid flowing into Hamas-led Palestine. EU leaders are also demanding that Hamas disarm, recognize Israel and accept past Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements. Stephen Beard looks into the EU's decision, and what it portends for the Palestinian government.
Posted In: Canada