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Click-fraud settlement approved

Jul 27, 2006
Google makes its money by selling ads, but the model is susceptible to something called click fraud. Some of Google's customers sued over it and today a judge OK'd a $90 million settlement. Lisa Napoli has the story.

Bill Pulte at home with building houses

Jul 27, 2006
He started as a humble carpenter and wound up running one of the biggest homebuilding companies in the US. Kai Ryssdal talks to Pulte Homes Inc. founder Bill Pulte.

Homeland Security wastes billions

Jul 27, 2006
A bipartisan congressional report out today finds that 32 Homeland Security contracts worth $34 billion are fraught with, you guessed it: fraud. Hillary Wicai reports on a Senate bill that seeks to change that.

Incentives to lure home buyers are back

Jul 27, 2006
New home sales figures out today say nationwide sales are down again. And slowing sales have home builders offering some creative, and expensive, incentives to buy. KPCC's Tamara Keith reports.

Venezuela makes a deal with Russia

Jul 27, 2006
Oil-rich Venezuela is buying fighter jets and helicopters — from Russia. Chavez says he needs the hardware to defend against a potential US attack. Dan Grech reports.

US Chamber on the stump

Jul 27, 2006
The nation's top business lobby today launches a $10 million ad campaign supporting re-election of pro-business members of Congress. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

US company to run UK healthcare?

Jul 27, 2006
British healthcare unions have attacked a plan to hire an American medical company to operate the UK's state-run health service. Especially since it's been accused of overcharging in the US. Stephen Beard reports.

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US mayors making good on Kyoto

Jul 27, 2006
Hundreds of US mayors have signed on to combat global warming in their cities. Sarah Gardner travels to one small Texas town to see how it is working to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Questions about Amazon's growth strategy

Jul 27, 2006
The online retailer took a beating in the stock market yesterday. It could be an indication investors have waning patience for the company's growth strategy. Jason Paur reports.

India's growing AIDS problem

Jul 27, 2006
India's economic growth rate is one of the fastest in the world, over 8% last year. But a new study says that HIV/AIDS will dramatically cut that growth over the next decade. Miranda Kennedy reports.