The Internet makes it in prime time

Nov 2, 2004
There are fears that even at the end of the day tomorrow, the presidential contest will be too close to call. But one thing is already certain - the Internet played a fundamental role in this election. Futurist Andrew Zolli and Marketplace host David Brown discuss the imminent growth of Net-centric politics.
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A Vioxx cover-up?

Nov 1, 2004
There's evidence Merck has long been aware that Vioxx is linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but the company used the research in its favor. Will the spin create bigger liability headaches when the drugmaker goes to court? From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
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Cellular options

Oct 25, 2004
As the traditional phone companies scramble to make up for lost business, wireless carriers continue to count the dollars as people invent new ways to use their phones. As Marketplace's Lisa Napoli explains, ringtones have grown into a chart-topping business.
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The new pill pitch

Oct 21, 2004
Women who take the birth control Pill get a warning: it could have adverse effects in other areas of their health. Well today scientists with the Women's Health Initiative -- the biggest study ever done on oral contraceptives -- reversed decades of research and said in fact the Pill could have beneficial health effects beyond preventing pregnancy. Our health reporter Helen Palmer joins us with the details.
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The robot world

Oct 20, 2004
The Jetsons had Rosie, the mechanical housekeeper. You may have seen or used those Roombas... the robot vacuum that tidies up while you're away. The United Nations tells us robots are going to become a bigger and bigger part of our home lives. We recharged Marty Goldensohn so he could bring us this report.
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Is the U.S. losing out without Kyoto?

Oct 18, 2004
You may be aware that the Bush Administration pulled out of the Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change in 2001. But that didn't mean the end of the global effort to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions. This week the Russian parliament begins debating the measure. Since the U.S. is not part of Kyoto... companies here won't have to comply with expensive upgrades to their emissions technologies. But Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports that instead of putting them at an international advantage, U.S. manufacturers could be missing out.
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