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Identity theft rules

Jul 19, 2006
Federal regulators are proposing new rules that require banks to draft plans to prevent identity theft. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Back-to-school costs

Jul 19, 2006
A new survey finds that American families will be spending more on back-to-school items than ever. Jane Lindholm reports.

BP shuts down more Alaskan oil wells

Jul 19, 2006
British oil giant BP appears to have sprung a leak in more ways than one. The company is shutting down even more wells in Alaska after whistleblowers contacted the Financial Times. Stephen Beard reports.

Corona's new distribution deal

Jul 19, 2006
Corona is America's No. 1 imported beer. Tuesday its brewer announced a shakeup in how it's distributed in the US. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

Rosneft IPO a shield for state-sponsored theft?

Jul 19, 2006
Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft went public today, offering shares on the London Stock Exchange. Stephen Beard reports the move highlights Russia's new brand of "state capitalism."

Government workers abused Smart Pay

Jul 19, 2006
It wasn't just everyday citizens taking advantage of disaster relief chaos in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Now auditors report tales of wasteful spending by Homeland Security workers. Scott Tong reports.

Allergy-friendly hotel rooms

Jul 19, 2006
Some hoteliers are experimenting with hypoallergenic rooms for sensitive guests. Janet Babin reports.

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Trademark pirates in China

Jul 19, 2006
Chinese squatters have been registering trademarks of high-profile Western companies, hoping they'll pay ransom to retrieve their logo rights in China. Jocelyn Ford reports, they don't always know who they're targeting.

Ditch the penny?

Jul 18, 2006
An Arizona congressman wants to abolish the penny, but his state stands to benefit from the move. And some say the one-cent coin is an important American institution. Alex Cohen reports.

Rebuilding Afghanistan

Jul 18, 2006
The US is leading the effort to reconstruct Afghanistan's roads and schools. One ambitious project: a bridge connecting it to neighboring Tajikistan, which Afghans hope will help them get back to business, Miranda Kennedy reports.