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A poor grapefruit outlook

Nov 2, 2005
Hurricane Wilma devastated more than half of Florida's grapefruit crop. Robin Sussingham looks at what the damage will likely mean for consumers.

Direct to consumer advertising

Nov 2, 2005
The FDA is considering revising rules about how much risk information prescription drug commercials must include in their television advertising. Hillary Wicai reports

The cost of preventing bird flu

Nov 1, 2005
The president wants to spend $7.1 billion of the people's money to guard against avian flu. But medical historian and commentator Howard Markel wonders whether it's being spent wisely.

Pigs at the trough?

Nov 1, 2005
The House this week considers a proposal to trim $50 billion from the federal budget. Commentator Susan Lee says the amount doesn't go far enough.

You've come a long way, baby Bells

Nov 1, 2005
The FCC gave the go-ahead Monday to mergers between SBC and ATT and between Verizon and MCI. What's all this consolidation going to mean for consumers? Stacey Vanek Smith has the answer.

Bush takes on bird flu

Nov 1, 2005
President Bush is expected Tuesday to unveil his plans to combat a potential outbreak of bird flu in the U.S. But where's the money going to come from to pay for it? Cheryl Glaser reports.

The Oklahoma City Hornets?

Nov 1, 2005
The New Orleans Hornets open their NBA season Tuesday, far from home. Brian Watt looks at how Oklahoma's capital won the chance to host the hurricane-displaced team, and what it's likely to mean to the local economy.

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Bye bye AMT, so long mortgage deduction?

Oct 31, 2005
Getting rid of the AMT would mean Congress would have to replace the billions it brings into the Treasury. That could mean curtains for the home mortgage deduction — which is fine with commentator Steve Moore.

NIH Disclosure

Oct 31, 2005
Monday is the deadline for employees and researchers at the National Institutes of Health to disclose all stock holdings to prevent potential conflicts of interest. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

U.S. Air Carriers

Oct 31, 2005
U.S. airlines are eyeing fast-growing India as a possible cash cow to offset turbulence in the U.S. domestic market. Miranda Kennedy reports.