Feb 24, 2006

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Blackberry ruling

Feb 24, 2006
Today is D-Day in the lawsuit over whether the makers of the Blackberry PDA are illegally using patented technology to drive their devices. Lisa Napoli has more.

Glaxo defends Flonase

Feb 24, 2006
The FDA, under fire for sluggishness in approving generic drugs, announced this week that it had OKed a generic version of the popular nasal spray Flonase. In response, the drug's maker, GlaxoSmithKline, took legal action to halt the move. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.

The smoking lounge is open

Feb 24, 2006
Cities across the US, including New York and Los Angeles, have banned smoking in restaurants and even bars. Chicago finally caved into that peer pressure last month... perfect timing for the city's new luxury smoking lounge. Diantha Parker reports.

Carnival feathers

Feb 24, 2006
Bird flu fears in Brazil has caused the price of the colorful feathers in carnival costumes to skyrocket. Paulo Prada has more.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC