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Catching up on sick days

Mar 13, 2007
The U.S. is the only economic powerhouse that doesn't guarantee its workers paid sick days. A bill to be introduced in Congress today would change that, but business groups are likely to lobby against it.
Posted In: Health, Jobs, Washington

A hundred years of smokes

Mar 12, 2007
Allan Brandt, professor of the history of medicine at Harvard University, talks about his new book, "The Cigarette Century," with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health, Retail

FBI not following law of the letters

Mar 9, 2007
A report says FBI investigators have been playing fast and loose with national security letters, which give them access to businesses' private customer information. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Dollars for dialing

Mar 9, 2007
The British government is looking into TV talent contests and call-in quiz shows, which may have engaged in televised rip-offs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Box office rebound and then some

Mar 9, 2007
Hollywood's box office has returned to health despite all the doomsday predictions of two years ago. And Daily Variety's Mike Speier says we ain't seen nothin' yet — 2007 promises to be a huge year.
Posted In: Entertainment

$100 million for the brain

Mar 9, 2007
The Broad Institute will receive $100 million — the biggest award ever given for psychiatric disease research — to analyze thousands of genetic samples from people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Posted In: Health

Police wanted, training optional

Mar 8, 2007
They're armed with guns and badges, but are they trained? Faced with shortages, some local police forces are taking advantage of grace periods that allow new officers to delay academy training — for up to two years in some states.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

Congress takes interest in credit card fees

Mar 7, 2007
Executives from some of the biggest credit card companies found themselves on the defensive on Capitol Hill today over their fees and interest rates. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Ruling could hit Internet radio's stop button

Mar 7, 2007
Web broadcasters are warning lawmakers about a sharp increase in federally-mandated music royalties they say could drive them out of business. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Shots all around at L.A.'s restaurants?

Mar 7, 2007
Los Angeles County officials are considering whether to give Hepatitis A vaccinations to some 100,000 food-service workers after an infected cook was found to be working for a local catering company. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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