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Health plan shopping

Dec 14, 2005
It's the end of the year and many of us are shopping for a new health plan. Consumer Advocate Jamie Court warns us that we better read the fine print.

Chrysler improves plant

Dec 13, 2005
Most automotive news in the US recently has involved plant closings and layoffs. But as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, Dailmer-Chrysler has announced it's spending $1 billion to improve an aging plant in St. Louis.

Doha

Dec 13, 2005
The Doha round of international trade talks resumes in Hong Kong this week at the WTO conference. Stephen Beard looks at what might happen to the momentum for globalization if the talks fail.

Congress close on reconciliation

Dec 13, 2005
Lawmakers from the House and Senate are expected to finalize legislation this week reconciling competing budget cutting bills. Gretchen Cook looks at the issues that still need to be resolved.

The Feds and 'green' building

Dec 13, 2005
A conference begins today in Washington to encourage eco-friendly construction of public buildings. Alex Cohen looks at the issues involved.

LUNCH ON THE SIDEWALK: How Embarassing!

Dec 13, 2005
When I was with our scouting team traveling in Wan Zhou for story about Three gorges Dam relocation of farmers, an environmentalist and an local...

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Ford's restructuring

Dec 12, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about whether Ford's proposed restructuring plans are too little, too late.

Sugar dynamo

Dec 12, 2005
The nation's largest sugar producer, Domino, resumes operations today for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. It's hoped output from Domino will ease inflationary pressures on sugar prices. Dan Grech reports.

Circus trial

Dec 12, 2005
The owner of Ringling Bros. circus is on trial for allegedly hiring spies to discredit PETA. Key documents in the trial are due today. As Gretchen Cook reports, the circus has more at stake than possible monetary damages.