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One boat piece at a time

Apr 24, 2007
A man in Britain was convicted yesterday of stealing hundreds of boat parts from his employer, sneaking them out one-by-one in his toolbox to build his own luxury liner.
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U.S. needs a prescription for gun control

Apr 18, 2007
When a seriously depressed person requires an antidepressant, he needs a doctor's permission. If a person wants to buy a gun, he needs only two forms of ID. Commentator Robert Reich has some thoughts about that.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Court puts bank regulation in federal hands

Apr 17, 2007
The nation's banks got some good news from the U.S. Supreme Court today. It ruled states can't make their own rules for bank subsidiaries. But the decision has consumer groups worried. John Dimsdale reports.
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Congress tinkers with patent law

Apr 16, 2007
Small businesses have been pleading for patent reform, and Congress is expected this week to unwrap legislation to change the system. But some fear it might unintentionally dry up the flow of venture capital.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Be nice to bank robbers

Apr 16, 2007
That's right, go ahead and kill 'em with kindness. FBI agents in Seattle are training bank employees in the robbery-plagued city to identify and approach suspicious customers, and the program seems to be working.
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Student-loan deals draw legal interest

Apr 10, 2007
Investigations into the student loan industry continue to widen. Kai Ryssdal talks with education policy expert Stephen Burd about how schools and lenders are trying to sort things out.
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Bush touts immigration policy at the border

Apr 9, 2007
President Bush visited Yuma, Ariz., today, calling attention to his administration's emphasis on controlling illegal immigration at the border and the workplace. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Washington

End of the VOIP line for Vonage?

Apr 6, 2007
A federal judge says the pioneering company that connects cheap phone calls over the Internet can't sign up new customers while it appeals a ruling that it stole ideas from wireless giant Verizon.
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Fisk U.'s future could hang on O'Keeffe art sale

Apr 6, 2007
A traditionally black college, whose endowment has been cut in half over the past decade, could be saved by a $7 million sale of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. But a judge has put the brakes on the deal.
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Battle of the sweeteners

Apr 6, 2007
Splenda has overtaken the sugar substitutes market, but little blue rival Equal says it's only done so with deceptive marketing claims. The case goes before a Philadelphia court Monday.
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