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Wanted: Small-town doctors

Feb 27, 2007
Quality health care can be hard to find for residents of small towns and rural areas. Pomeroy, Wash., is trying once again to sell small-town life to big-city doctors. Chana Joffe-Walt reports.
Posted In: Health

E.U. targets counterfeiters

Feb 27, 2007
The European Union is considering new criminal penalties for counterfeiting and intellectual piracy that could mean four years in jail and fines of up to $360,000 for some violations.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

A torrent of legal movies?

Feb 26, 2007
Digital download service BitTorrent is cozying up to Hollywood. Will people go for legal movie downloads? Janet Babin reports from the Marketplace Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio.

Meet your meal

Feb 26, 2007
Today, a rule that New York restaurants post nutrition information on their menus may be in question, just as other cities are looking to follow suit. Amy Scott digests the story for us.
Posted In: Crime, Economy, Health

Satellite radio: Monopoly or competitor?

Feb 26, 2007
XM and Sirius, the country's only satellite radio networks, will make their case before Congress this week for why the FCC's antitrust rules don't apply to their proposed merger. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

All the glamour you can rent

Feb 26, 2007
Did Helen Mirren's handbag catch your fancy? Some of the styles seen on the red carpet on Sunday will be headed to a store near you. Not to buy, but to rent. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Hedging on Hollywood

Feb 23, 2007
Hedge funds and private equity groups are becoming the stars of Hollywood film financing, to the tune of billions of dollars. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Was jury's MP3 decision a sound ruling?

Feb 23, 2007
A federal jury's finding that Microsoft should pay $1.5 billion for infringing on Alcatel's MP3 patents surprised analysts and might spell trouble for hundreds of companies. Appeals are expected to be heard. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Crime

Do women deserve equal pay at Wimbledon?

Feb 23, 2007
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad says female tennis players may provide just as much entertainment value as the men, but when it comes down to it, it really isn't equal pay for equal work.
Posted In: Sports

Crunching the Oscar numbers

Feb 23, 2007
As Hollywood prepares for Sunday's Academy Awards show, Daily Variety's Mike Speier breaks down the cash flow that makes it all come together.
Posted In: Entertainment