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The $2 million man

| Jul 11, 2006
Normally, Washington's revolving door involves congressional staffers who trade in their positions for big bucks lobbying on K Street. But commentator Jeff Birnbaum says now there's a twist that has even K Street shaking its head.

Nielsen now rating commercial breaks

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 11, 2006
TV ad buyers and the Nielsen ratings system will begin tracking how many viewers are actually watching TV ads in the new world of TiVos and DVRs. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Abbey Klaassen about the shift.

Can the House win against Internet gambling?

Hilary Wicai | Jul 11, 2006
The House passed a bill today that would prohibit online gambling. Of course, saying it and enforcing it are two different things. But Hillary Wicai explains how this bill tries to choke off the money.
Posted In: Washington

Impaired in the workplace

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 11, 2006
Drugs or alcohol addictions can take a big toll in the workplace — but recognizing the problem often falls on the shoulders of concerned or frustrated coworkers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Registered traveler program still at the gate

| Jul 11, 2006
Travel commentator Rudy Maxa says airports would welcome a two-tier security check-in system if the Transportation Security Administration can work out the kinks.

UK to OK new nuclear plants

Stephen Beard | Jul 11, 2006
Today the British government is expected to publish the findings of a major review of its energy policy and give the go-ahead to build a new generation of nuclear power plants. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Q2 on Wall Street

Bob Moon | Jul 11, 2006
Second quarter earnings reports are expected to be strong, but don't count on Wall Street to react positively. Bob Moon explains why some investors may not be impressed, even though earnings may be impressive.
Posted In: Wall Street

Storm insurance on trial

Sarah Gardner | Jul 11, 2006
Much is at stake in the first trial into whether insurance companies are responsible for the flood and storm-surge damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Sarah Gardner has more.

Bringing Blu-ray and HD-DVD together

Janet Babin | Jul 11, 2006
Been waiting to see which high definition format wins out? One firm has developed a laser head that can read both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs — but do consumers even want high definition? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Medicare misinformation

Hilary Wicai | Jul 11, 2006
Government auditors find insurance companies give incorrect information about the new Medicare drug benefit program two-thirds of the time. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health



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