May 16, 2006

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Piracy in China only getting worse

May 16, 2006
An American business group in China said today that government crackdowns on piracy haven't accomplished a thing. So companies are taking things into their own hands. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

Medicare spending

May 16, 2006
A new study out today finds nearly one-third of the money Medicare spends on chronically-ill seniors is wasted. Helen Palmer reports.

Wal-Mart earnings watch

May 16, 2006
Wal-Mart is expected to report double-digit earnings growth today. But future quarters may not be as rosy as the low-cost retail giant is forced to raise prices to meet rising costs and Wall Street profit demands. Alisa Roth reports.

The IRS has had enough

May 16, 2006
The IRS is yanking tax-exempt status from dozens of credit counseling agencies found to be taking advantage of their clients — people already desperate for financial help. Lisa Napoli reports.

The team

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