Marketplace PM for August 21, 2006

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BP denies it hid inspection data

British oil company BP denied allegations today that it manipulated data from inspections of Alaska pipelines which were partially shut down earlier this month because of corrosion problems. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Iran vows to continue nuclear program

Iranian government officials say that, despite U.N. demands, they will not suspend their nation's uranium enrichment. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wyeth battles Prempro lawsuits

About 4,500 women have filed lawsuits against Wyeth for failing to warn them of cancer risks from its menopause drug Prempro that were found in a 2001 study. The first of those cases goes to trial tomorrow. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

A few billion saved is a few billion earned

Norway is the third largest exporter of oil after Saudi Arabia and Russia. The country, so far, has been socking most of its oil revenue into savings. But some argue it's time to live for today. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

The law of unintended consequences explained

Undercover Economist Tim Harford has a story about the law of unintended consequences. It all began with a pile of rubble across the street from his house.
Posted In: Economy

It's not cheating, it's strategy!

One segment of the video game industry that isn't suffering in the current slowdown is the sale of strategy guides. Ethan Lindsey reports.

An American Girl for every girl — almost

Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh's daughters love their new American Girl dolls. And, she says, they have their own unique ways of showing it.