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California's voter-approved plan to fund stem cell research goes on trial today. The lawsuit alleges that the program is unconstitutional because it's not under the exclusive control of the state. The case may set a legal precedent for the future of stem cell funding. Janet Babin reports.
Telecom equipment giant Nortel sells the hardware that makes communication possible. But it's still trying to connect with investors. The company's new CEO made his public debut yesterday, and promised big changes in Research and Development. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.
Fox's parent company, News Corporation, is launching a new mini-network on TV stations leftover from the UPN/WB merger. Janet Babin has the details.
The US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups plan to join forces this week to encourage businesses to hire more people in their 50s. Janet Babin has more.
A federal judge was to have decided today whether Northwest Airlines can void its labor contracts with pilots and flight attendants. Instead, he gave the parties a week to resolve their differences and avert a possible strike that could ground the airline for good. Janet Babin reports.
A new video-on-demand movie service launches today. Developed by Disney, MovieBeam plans to send high-definition movies to subscribers' homes. But as Janet Babin reports, they're entering a crowded market, and possibly getting into the action too late.
Maybe mobile e-mail isn't just for high-flying executives anymore. Microsoft has announced it will start selling an operating system with mobile e-mail capacity. The company says it's faster and cheaper than the ubiquitous BlackBerry. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.
The Internet telephone service is set to embark on a new venture, looking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering. As Janet Babin reports, the company's hoping to corner the Internet-based phone market.
If the NSA wants to view your phone records, that's one thing. But not private companies. The Federal Trade Commission cracked down this week on more than 40 online sites that sell phone records. Now Congress is expected to weigh in. Janet Babin reports from the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio.