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Dec 7, 2006

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College football politics

Dec 7, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas asks business of sports expert David Carter about whether anyone's happy with the BCS system. He says the bigger question is, how can NCAA football balance its growing commercialization?

Study: Cell phones don't cause cancer

Dec 7, 2006
Researchers have <i>almost</i> definitively debunked the rumored link between cell phone use and cancer. Janet Babin has details.

Drugmakers press India

Dec 7, 2006
U.S. pharmaceutical companies want to set up shop in India, but not until it strengthens its patent laws. Miranda Kennedy explains.

Barnes & Noble for sale?

Dec 7, 2006
Shares of the bookseller's stock were up Wednesday after an analyst suggested the company may be ripe for a leveraged buyout. Alisa Roth reports.

FDA to review drug-coated stents

Dec 7, 2006
Drug-coated stents used to prop open clogged arteries have some big advantages, but studies suggest they could carry dangerous risks too. Helen Palmer reports.

Hard Rock sold!

Dec 7, 2006
Florida's Seminole tribe has snapped up the famed Hard Rock chain of cafes, casinos, concert and hotel venues. And it may have been a steal, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Hard Rock Cafe sign
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Investing in Iraq's oil

Dec 7, 2006
Years of sabotage, corruption and neglect have left Iraq's oil industry struggling. Some analysts estimate it needs $20 billion in new investment to get back on track. Jeff Tyler reports.

Google makes a deal with British TV

Dec 7, 2006
Google has signed on with British satellite TV firm BSkyB to develop its broadband services &mdash; and it's an alliance that Hollywood's going to be watching closely, Stephen Beard reports.

High-tech holiday picks for beginners

Dec 7, 2006
Xbox 360, Wii, PSP3 &mdash; how do you choose? Is there an iPod alternative? Host Brian Watt asks's Brian Cooley which expensive toys make the best gifts for novices.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC