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The other side of supersizing

Aug 16, 2005
Whether its french fries, buying in bulk or SUVs, Americans have mastered the art of supersizing. But in the Philippines, some are going the other way. Shia Levitt reports from Manila.
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Vioxx trial enters final phase

Aug 15, 2005
Drugmaker Merck and its now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx are on trial in Angleton, Texas. There, 59-year-old Robert Ernst took Vioxx for 8 months before he died; his wife has sued. Richard Stewart has been following the trial for the Houston Chronicle.

Heading into — and out of — Gaza

Aug 15, 2005
After 38 years, Israel has begun pulling out of the Gaza strip. Soldiers have been handing out eviction notices to Jewish settlers all day: the deadline to move out — or be moved — is Wednesday. Some Palestinians have already started celebrating; they're hoping for an economic boost to add to their political win. Irris Makler reports.
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No Eden for Gardenburger

Aug 15, 2005
Some times it's tough to be the smart kid with the new idea — take the one-time stock market darling Gardenburger. The company said today it sold $12 million in vegetarian goods last quarter. That's a far cry from the almost $100 million it cleared annually in the mid '90s. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Teachers have it easy?

Aug 15, 2005
In a new book, a group of authors looks at the many sacrifices teachers make ... and why they can never seem to get more money in their paychecks. Co-author Daniel Moulthrop talks to Scott Jagow.

Community venture investing

Aug 15, 2005
A growing number of companies are taking care of their workers, paying attention to the environment, and managing to turn a profit, all at the same time — with the help of a little venture capital. Lorne Matalon reports.

What goes around doesn't always come around

Aug 15, 2005
When it comes to helping co-workers at the office, it's not guaranteed that your good deeds are appreciated. Columbia Professor Frank Flynn talks to Cheryl Glaser about whose help gets noticed.

Fight or flight in gaza

Aug 12, 2005
Israel's withdrawal from Gaza begins on Monday: some Jewish settlers are already packing up. Other settlers plan to stay until the bitter end. Irris Makkler reports from one of the first settlements scheduled to be shut down.
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Heathrow's troubles

Aug 12, 2005
British Airways is getting about 70,000 passengers on their way who had been stuck at Heathrow Airport after a two-day strike. BA claims it is the innocent victim here: union leaders say the trouble was sparked by the tough management tactics of an American catering firm. Stephen Beard reports.

Private security in Iraq

Aug 12, 2005
In Iraq, 25,000 civilians — heavily armed civilians — are guarding or helping to guard everything from Army bases to construction sites. Daniel Bergner writes about them in this weekend's New York Times Magazine, and he says it all starts with what you call 'em.
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