Features By Janet Babin

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IBM's new mouse trap

Big Blue unveils new technology today that will offer cell phones and PDAs the same firewall protections as giant main frames. But as Janet Babin reports, IBM's competitors are close to releasing their own versions.
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Wine find

Constellation Brands, the world's largest winery, has added more spirits to its roster with the acquisition of Vincor International. Janet Babin reports.
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And now, the 'Blook' prize

The first Lulu Blooker awards are to be given out today to the best "blooks," or books based on blogs or websites. The awards are as much about generating a market for "blooks" as they are about recognizing outstanding content. Janet Babin reports.
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Surviving shrimp-boat operators are pulling in big profits

Hurricane Katrina wiped out thousands of commercial shrimp boats. But just like the tale of Forrest Gump, the boats that survived the storm are making a killing. Janet Babin reports.
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Supreme Court considers eBay case

The Supreme Court today heard its second patent case in a month. Lawyers for eBay were in action in another case pitting high-tech versus old economy. Janet Babin reports.
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Tougher MPG requirements for SUVs

The US government unveils new fuel economy rules today that will put stricter mileage requirements on SUVs and trucks. It's part of an effort to wean this country from Middle Eastern oil. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Who wants to be a millionaire?

When you look around town, do you ever get the feeling that there seem to be a lot more rich people these days? Well, a new study proves... you're right. Last year, more US families than ever were worth a cool million. From the Innovations Desk at WUNC in Chapel Hill, Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy
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Millions and millions of millionaires

A new report says the United States has reached a record number of millionaires. About 8.9 million households have a net worth of more than $1 million -- not counting the value of their primary home. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing
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France tries disconnecting iPods, iTunes

French lawmakers OK'd today a bill that could force Apple to separate its iPod player from its iTunes store. Apple says the tight integration between the two is the main reason the company's been so successful. Janet Babin reports.
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Patents before the Supreme Court

On Tuesday the High Court hears a case that boils down to a question of whether ideas can be patented. The outcome could effect effect thousands of patents issued on drugs, software and gene technology. Janet Babin reports.

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