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Causey and effect

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 28, 2005
Enron's top accountant pleaded guilty to fraud charges today. His plea means he'll testify against former Enron heads Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to the New York Times' Kurt Eichenwald about the case.

Money for nothing

John Dimsdale | Dec 28, 2005
A new report out says that American companies are increasingly avoiding prosecution for corporate crimes. John Dimsdale has the story.

Taking stock

Scott Tong | Dec 28, 2005
If you've got stock options, there's a chance your company may be vesting them before year's end. As Scott Tong reports, there's an options rush due to changes in the law that are about to take place.

Galileo orbits earth

Stephen Beard | Dec 28, 2005
The Europeans launched a satellite today, and embarked on their boldest venture in space. Their mission: to challenge America's monopoly over satellite navigation. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Fueling frustration in Iraq

| Dec 28, 2005
Prices at the gas pump are coming down here in the US, but now it's the Iraqis who are howling. Gas used to be cheaper than water in Iraq, but the government just raised the price between 700 and 900%. From Baghdad, Ben Gilbert reports.

A new measure of prosperity?

| Dec 28, 2005
The monthly numbers for consumer confidence came out today, and Americans are feeling a little better about things as the year comes to a close. But commentator Robert Reich says we may be a little over-confident.
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Bringing home the bacon

| Dec 28, 2005
The wild pig population is growing -- at least 31 states now report feral pigs, and many states are overrun. So for game enthusiasts looking for a big hunt, pigs are a good way to go. Reporter Nancy Mullane reports.

Giving back to India

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 28, 2005
Immigrants from India are putting a new spin on the time-honored practice of sending money back to their homeland. Miranda Kennedy has more.

Arbitrary rights?

| Dec 28, 2005
Consumer watchdog Jamie Court warns credit card users often sign away protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights to get their hands on plastic credit.

Business in Iraq

| Dec 28, 2005
GDP figures were released for Iraq this week, and the nation's economy is on pace to grow by 10% next year. As Ben Gilbert reports, rank-and-file businessmen hope that growth trickles down to them too.