Nov 24, 2005

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Easing the Bay State's heating blues

Nov 24, 2005
This week, Massachusetts residents have been bombarded with ways to lower their heating bills this winter. Monica Brady-Myerov has more.

Andean free trade

Nov 24, 2005
Trade talks between the US and three Andean nations are on the ropes today after negotiations broke down during the week. As Dan Grech reports, one of the sticking points is drugs, both legal and illegal.

Asia oil consumers

Nov 24, 2005
China, India, Japan, and South Korea sit down with Russian officials today to press their case that more Russian oil should be directed their way. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The Turkey Hotline

Nov 24, 2005
These days, there's a hotline for almost everything... even cooking a turkey. Meet Nancy Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talkline.

Can you spam me now?

Nov 24, 2005
Verizon Wireless has sued a Florida company, alleging it sent text-message spam to 98,000 users. But this doesn't necessarily mean the genie of cell-phone spam is out of the bottle. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

Goodbye discount cards

Nov 24, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC