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AARP wants double dose of health insurance

Apr 17, 2007
Private health insurance is getting to be a big business for America's largest senior lobby. AARP today announced an expanded deal with UnitedHealth. The goal: Double insurance sales to the 50+ crowd.
Posted In: Health

Where did your flowers grow?

Apr 16, 2007
Nearly 80% of cut flowers are grown outside the U.S., and a lot can affect the blooms you buy. Host Tess Vigeland looks at the $40 billion cut flower industry with Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential."
Posted In: Books, Canada

Light shines on Katrina survivor

Apr 16, 2007
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed her Biloxi, Miss., house, Ethel Curry waited a long time for help rebuilding it. That help finally came this winter — from an unlikely source. Stephen Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Housing

Congress tinkers with patent law

Apr 16, 2007
Small businesses have been pleading for patent reform, and Congress is expected this week to unwrap legislation to change the system. But some fear it might unintentionally dry up the flow of venture capital.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Be nice to bank robbers

Apr 16, 2007
That's right, go ahead and kill 'em with kindness. FBI agents in Seattle are training bank employees in the robbery-plagued city to identify and approach suspicious customers, and the program seems to be working.
Posted In: Crime

Day in the Work Life: U.N. translator

Apr 13, 2007
Imagine taking all of the documents at your job and translating them into six different languages. That's a lot to conjugate.

High Court to hear home health workers' plight

Apr 13, 2007
Despite long hours and low wages, about 1.2 million people are home health workers. And their numbers are rising. Issues over how they're paid will be argued before the Supreme Court on Monday. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Haggling over drug prices for seniors

Apr 13, 2007
One of the things on the Democrats' 100-day agenda was finding a way to lower prescription drug prices for seniors. They want to let Medicare negotiate prices, but that plan's not going anywhere fast.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Job Files: Mime

Apr 13, 2007
On this week's Job Files, we find a mime who's not giving us the silent treatment for once.

Will pet food makers be on a shorter leash?

Apr 12, 2007
At a congressional hearing today, Senators heard calls for more inspections of pet food. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail, Washington

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