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National healthcare... for some

Stephen Beard | Dec 9, 2005
Bad news for British people who are obese, or who drink and smoke heavily. They may soon be denied treatment by the state funded national health service. For London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Figuring out how the dream works

Dan Grech | Dec 9, 2005
The Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount is preparing a bid for Dreamworks. Another movie giant, Universal, is already in talks with Dreamworks. Let the bidding war begin! From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Reading the Tea Leaves

Sam Eaton | Dec 9, 2005
I have no return story to tell when it comes to China. Everything was new to me from the minute I walked down the runway and settled in for the 13...
Posted In: China

Tax cuts; where will they come from?

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Dec 8, 2005
The House is set to pass another round of tax cuts today, but spending cuts will only make up half of the budget shortfall. Kai Ryssdal spoke to Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about the cuts.

Dollars to doughnuts

Janet Babin | Dec 8, 2005
A bidding war has broken out for Dunkin' Donuts. A number of wealthy private equity firms want to take the doughnut chain private. Janet Babin finds out why the money's in doughnuts these days. Mmmm, doughnuts...

Labor on the move

| Dec 8, 2005
Saturday marks International Human Rights Day with a special focus this year on workers' rights. The AFL-CIO is using the event to launch the biggest drive in 15 years to organize in the workplace. Gretchen Cook reports.

Hedging your bets

Amy Scott | Dec 8, 2005
Until recently, investors in hedge funds were thought to be sophisticated people who could afford the risk. So the funds have escaped a lot of oversight. But all that's about to change, as Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Broadband is good for your health

Helen Palmer | Dec 8, 2005
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

How to do Health Savings Accounts the right way

| Dec 8, 2005
Commentator Henry Aaron looks at the debate over new high-deductible health insurance plans called Health Savings Accounts.
Posted In: Health

Santa salon

| Dec 8, 2005
How DOES Santa get that beautiful hair and beard? Is it real? Is it expensive? Only Santa's hairdresser knows for sure. Philip Graitcer from Georgia Public Broadcasting visited one local beauty shop to find out.