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Health insurance bill

Helen Palmer | Mar 15, 2006
Today the Senate Health Committee tackles a bill to make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance coverage. But, as Helen Palmer reports, the bill has plenty of critics.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Don't chuck your Playstation 2 just yet

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 15, 2006
Sony apologized today for the delay in getting the Playstation 3 console to stores. It gave a new date for its release. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Little Luxembourg tries to block big deal

Stephen Beard | Mar 15, 2006
Although it's half the size of Delaware, Luxembourg is trying to stop a $23-billion merger between two of the world's biggest steel companies.Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Something shady at Northwest?

Scott Tong | Mar 15, 2006
Northwest Airlines might have withheld money from its pension plan, declared bankruptcy and then dumped the responsibility onto taxpayers. Scott Tong reports.

Oil profits and energy security

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 14, 2006
The Bush Administration wants China and India to go along with its and the UN's efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear program, but it can't get Iranian oil out of the geopolitics. Guy Dinmore of the Financial Times discusses the situation with Kai Ryssdal.

Google ordered to turn over records

Janet Babin | Mar 14, 2006
A federal judge today ordered Google to hand over records of public searches that are in the company's computers. The Justice Department wants to see the data. Google objected. Janet Babin reports.

What's the score?

Tess Vigeland | Mar 14, 2006
Three main credit agencies announced a new credit-score system for businesses to use -- and for you to worry about. Tess Vigeland reports.

China's rural healthcare crisis

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 14, 2006
The Chinese government is nervous about the growing gap between rich and poor. One of its promises is a huge increase in healthcare spending for farmers. Jocelyn Ford reports the plan looks good on paper, but there are skeptics.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Global warming

| Mar 14, 2006
A UN agency says we've set a new record for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- one of the main causes of global warming. Elizabeth Kolbert, author of a book on climate change, "Field Notes From a Catastrophe," talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Blue-collar blues

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 14, 2006
Hourly workers with children often struggle to balance job requirements and family needs. Putting family first can sometimes cost them a job. A new report says this is more common than expected, and businesses would be wise to change their policies. Hillary Wicai reports.