Dec 21, 2005

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Spies like us

Dec 21, 2005
Commentator Robert Reich says news that President Bush authorized spying on Americans without a court order should be cause for concern for business leaders.

Bank of Italy overhaul

Dec 21, 2005
Italian officials are working to revamp the Bank of Italy after its governor resigned amid allegations of wrong-doing. Megan Williams reports.

Defense bill as Christmas tree

Dec 21, 2005
In an effort to pass controversial provisions like drilling in ANWR, senators have tacked them onto a "must-pass" appropriations bill to fund defense programs, like so many ornaments on a Christmas tree. John Dimsdale reports.

Transit strike's silver lining?

Dec 21, 2005
When mass transit workers go on strike, conventional wisdom says taxis and livery cabs make a mint. But Alisa Roth finds -- that's just not so in New York.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC