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PODCAST: Bees get the vote

A bee sits on a flower outside the Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park on July 21, 2012 in London, England.

"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are going online only starting Monday -- as the first offerings of "The Online Network", an ad-supported outlet for first-run entertainment delivered online.

European leaders have voted to ban bee harming pesticides across the continent. The move, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.

As government spending on medical research drops, some would-be scientists are having second thoughts.

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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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