Jul 12, 2006

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Glucosamine doubles as skin lightener

Jul 12, 2006
The supplement widely used to relieve joint pain has been found to effectively fade age spots as well. Helen Palmer reports on glucosamine's new market potential.

Genentech earnings surge

Jul 12, 2006
The nation's largest biotech company in terms of market capitalization blew past Wall Street expectations in its most recent earnings report. Rachel Dornhelm has more.

Brits pulled into Enron net

Jul 12, 2006
Three British bankers are being extradited to the US for Enron-related crimes and the business community there is not happy about it. Host Scott Jagow asks European Correspondent Stephen Beard what the uproar is all about.

Halliburton's (exclusive) gig is up

Jul 12, 2006
Halliburton has been accused for years of bilking the US government with its exclusive contract. And now the Army has decided to end the deal and hand over those services to three companies. Hillary Wicai reports.

Google opening shop in Michigan

Jul 12, 2006
A big announcement from Google yesterday comes as welcome news to economically-depressed Michigan: The search engine will build a new facility in Ann Arbor. Steve Tripoli reports.

'Bank of Wal-Mart' debate continues

Jul 12, 2006
House lawmakers look to close a loophole that could allow Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other retailers to open commercial banks. A hearing on the issue is scheduled today. Hillary Wicai reports.

Microsoft's big EU fine

Jul 12, 2006
Today the European Commission fined Microsoft more than $350 million for failing to comply with an anti-trust ruling. It's also threatened to charge the company additional multi-million dollar penalties. Stephen Beard reports.

Canadian drug tug-of-war

Jul 12, 2006
The Senate has drafted a resolution making it easier for Americans to buy cheaper prescription drugs north of the border. But as Helen Palmer reports, those drugs aren't as attractive as they once were.

Money pollution

Jul 12, 2006
Those colorful new $10 and $20 dollar bills might be easy on the eye and tough on counterfeiters — but they're also tough on the environment. Nancy Mullane reports

No surprise, we still have a trade deficit

Jul 12, 2006
Trade figures for May show that the US imported $63 billion more in goods than it exported. That's the sixth-largest trade deficit in history, but it's just a sign of the times. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.

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