Features by Shia Levitt

Rabbis keep working on sabbath machines

For observant Jews on the sabbath, work, electrical devices and machinery are off-limits. But some Israeli rabbis are making machines to keep the faithful inside the letter — and spirit — of religious law. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Protests target drug company's patent fight

AIDS activists took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and New Delhi, India today, protesting an attempt by Novartis to extend the patent protection for a new leukemia drug it makes. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

How safe is Livermore's biosafety lab?

The government plans to open a new bioterrorism detection lab in Livermore, Calif., and many nearby residents and businesses are worried. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Science

Google goes academic

The search engine is expected today to announce a deal with the University of California to digitize parts of its 34-million volume library collection. Shia Levitt has more.
Posted In: Science

A case of Clean Air

Shia Levitt reports on a looming Supreme Court showdown between industry and environmentalists over a key provision of the Clean Air Act.
Posted In: Washington

One-second advertising

Broadcasting giant Clear Channel is considering a new format for radio advertising called blinks. Will one-second ad spots work? Shia Levitt has more.

Hospitals going green

Hospitals are increasingly building their facilities with the environment in mind. Not just because it's the right thing to do, but because they can save money. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Health

Jollibee thrives

Despite the rampant global rise of American fast food chains abroad, reporter Shia Levitt found one Filipino franchise that's holding its own.

When a military base closing isn't bad news

Concord, California has been home to a Naval weapons station for more than 60 years. But the base has long been dormant, making Concord one of the few places where residents are happy about a base closing. Shia Levitt reports.

Japan: economic reforms on track

Today the Japanese parliament puts a plan in motion to privatize the state-owned postal service, and in the process, create the world's largest private bank. Shia Levitt reports.


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