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Faith-based insurance

Dec 5, 2005
With millions of Americans lacking health insurance, more are turning to alternatives -- including, for some, Christian health cooperatives. But as Hillary Wicai reports, not everyone's thrilled with this leap of faith.
Posted In: Health

Breast cancer device

Dec 5, 2005
Researchers are working to lower breast cancer rates by giving women a low-cost, at-home diagnostic tool to help them locate tumors. Aries Keck reports.
Posted In: Health

The state of bird flu

Dec 5, 2005
President Bush invites state officials to the White House today to discuss bird flu preparedness. As Gretchen Cook reports, what states really want to talk about is money.
Posted In: Health

Celluloid smoking

Dec 5, 2005
A new report out today says smoking in movies inspires nearly 400,000 teens to take up the habit each year. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, the film industry is leery of legislative proposals to curb lighting up on-screen.

From the Money Matters Desk: Trading in Your Car

Dec 2, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- how to get the most out of your motor? Edmunds.com's Philip Reed takes us inside the car dealership.

The Mailbag for December 2, 2005

Dec 2, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on investing in a health savings account, sending money overseas to family, and using a home equity loan for house repairs.
Posted In: Investing

The last resorts

Dec 2, 2005
Starwood Capital Group recently bought ski resort Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierras for a record $365 million. The LA Times' Louis Sahagan says it's indicative of interesting times for the industry.
Posted In: Sports

The future of BCS

Dec 2, 2005
What's the future of the BCS system for determining the national champion of college football? ESPN.com editor Michael Knisely reviews the possibilities with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Sports

How safe is nanotechnology?

Dec 2, 2005
A new Web site offers a clearinghouse of information for consumers concerned about the safety of nanotechnology. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

'Nano-diet'

Dec 2, 2005
Researchers are developing a new obesity treatment that would use nano-particles to trick the body into eating less. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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