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A lump of coal for LCD makers

Dec 12, 2006
Officials in Japan today said they're investigating Samsung and Philips, the two biggest LCD companies, for possible price-fixing. Anna Fifield is covering the story for the Financial Times.
Posted In: Crime, Science
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'Tis the season for scams

Dec 11, 2006
Whether you're feeling generous or just looking for a last-minute tax write-off this holiday season, keep in mind that there are plenty of fraudsters hoping to cash in on your charity. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Day in the Work Life: Serving others

Dec 8, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we team up with a director of a women's shelter.
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Staying open to cardiac stents

Dec 8, 2006
Do cardiac stents help keep clogged arteries open in the long run? Kai Ryssdal talks with Heather Won Tesoreiro of the Wall Street Journal about today's recommendation by an FDA panel.
Posted In: Health, Washington
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Netflix expands indie film biz

Dec 8, 2006
Every year dozens of great independent films never make it out of the film fest circuit. Netflix saw a market there and came up with a new business model for indie film distribution. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment
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HP settles corporate spying case

Dec 8, 2006
Hewlett-Packard yesterday agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it as a result of its recent pretexting scandal. Does the punishment fit the crime? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Job Files: Performance marketer

Dec 8, 2006
Time once again for the Job Files. Today we look at a rare breed of advertising professional.
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Seminoles buy Hard Rock

Dec 7, 2006
Florida's Seminole tribe is buying the Hard Rock brand — the famed rock-n-roll-themed cafes, a collection of memorabilia and two casino hotels — in a deal worth close to $1 billion. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel
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Hospital care drives health costs

Dec 7, 2006
The U.S. will spend around $2 trillion on health care this year. And, Helen Palmer discovers, nearly a third of that cash is devoted to hospitals.
Posted In: Health
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Time to sideline coaches' salaries?

Dec 7, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to sports analyst Diana Nyad about why colleges are signing football coaches to lengthy multimillion-dollar contracts only to buy them out after a mediocre season.
Posted In: Sports

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