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iTunes video royalties

Mar 1, 2006
The Hollywood labor unions are asking Disney to increase the royalties actors, directors, and writers receive when their work is downloaded from Apple's iTunes music store. Disney says it won't go beyond the current DVD formula. Lisa Napoli has the details.

Ban on French birds

Feb 28, 2006
The threat of bird flu has caused the US to ban some poultry and live bird shipments from France. Helen Palmer reports on the fallout.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Rising health costs hurt hospitals

Feb 28, 2006
A new study out shows high healthcare costs have left most hospitals in Southern California in the red. As Helen Palmers reports, healthcare facilities across the country face a similar bind.
Posted In: Health

Cell phone content

Feb 27, 2006
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is creating a production house to provide content for cell phones. Today rival network CBS announced plans to start a subscription service that will send news and entertainment directly to cell phones. Lisa Napoli explains the rush to send TV content to cell phones.

Bird flu summit

Feb 27, 2006
Bird flu experts from around the world assemble in Washington today to discuss how businesses can prepare for a possible outbreak. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Health

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Health Care Chorus

Feb 25, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, the need for health care reform has bridged a political divide. Chris sings hallelujah.

From the Money Matters Desk: Merging Money

Feb 25, 2006
She's got a mutual fund account. He's got vacation property. Before they walk down the aisle, they need to walk through each other finances. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Author Sheryl Garrett tells us all the financial questions you should ask before you swap rings.

Olympic logos

Feb 24, 2006
You pay $4 billion dollars to sponsor the Olympics, you'd think you could put your corporate logo wherever you darn well want. The truth is, it's a bit more complicated than that. The IOC and the Turin organizing committee have been keeping a close eye on what logos go where. The person who takes care of that is Cecilia Gandini.
Posted In: Sports

Flonase injunction

Feb 24, 2006
A federal judge in Maryland has granted Glaxo Smith Kline's request for an injunction. The British company wants to stop sales of a generic version of its best-selling allergy drug Flonase. Generic drug makers want a piece of the $1.2 billion dollars Flonase brings in each year. And they say Big Pharma's using hard-ball tactics to shut them out. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

The smoking lounge is open

Feb 24, 2006
Cities across the US, including New York and Los Angeles, have banned smoking in restaurants and even bars. Chicago finally caved into that peer pressure last month... perfect timing for the city's new luxury smoking lounge. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Health

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