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Define middle class

Dec 1, 2006
Does the middle class exist anymore? Is it strictly a political term without any designation? John Dimsdale reports.

Day in the Work Life: A la carte

Dec 1, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we cook up a tale with a restaurateur.

Personal info on file — in the dumpster

Dec 1, 2006
The nation's largest drugstore chains say they're working to improve patient privacy after an investigative reporter easily found sensitive information about their customers.
Posted In: Health

Answering the ring with a beep

Dec 1, 2006
Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Courts set rules on electronic documents

Dec 1, 2006
New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

Abe Lincoln, early adopter

Dec 1, 2006
Historian Tom Wheeler talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how President Lincoln adapted to the telegraph to speed communications, and quickly came to understand the medium's limitations.
Posted In: Books, Washington

How did Robert Altman stay in business?

Dec 1, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier look at why maverick director Robert Altman would have had a hard time breaking into today's Hollywood.
Posted In: Entertainment

Price tag for HIV meds: $620,000

Dec 1, 2006
The lifetime treatment cost for an AIDS patient has hit $620,000 — and that figure probably isn't going down anytime soon. Jason Paur reports.
Posted In: Health

DOJ expected to loosen up on corporate fraud

Nov 30, 2006
An influential panel known as the Paulson Group issued a report today warning that U.S. markets are losing their competitive edge — but the pendulum may already be swinging the other way. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Blame it on Mojitos

Nov 30, 2006
U.S. rum sales are on fire this year, and that's raised the stakes in the trademark dispute over a storied rum from Cuba. Janet Babin reports.

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