Sep 29, 2006

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Some pork with your spending bill?

Sep 29, 2006
Even though Congress passed new rules on earmarks, the $447 billion defense budget expected to pass today is full of anonymous pet spending projects. Amy Scott reports.

British firms protest age discrimination law

Sep 29, 2006
Some British employers are complaining about a new law banning age discrimination at work, saying it will be costly, confusing and unfair. Stephen Beard reports.

Taking English out of India's tech capital

Sep 29, 2006
The city of Bangalore is India's IT capital, but the state government there launched a linguistic crackdown this week that critics say could threaten that status. Miranda Kennedy reports.

One musician making it on his own

Sep 29, 2006
Sean Cole profiles blues musician Richard Johnston, who gives new meaning to the term one-man band.

Hollywood tries to undercut bootleggers

Sep 29, 2006
Warner Bros. is employing new tactics to battle China's DVD pirates. It's releasing the "Superman Returns" DVD earlier and cheaper in China, but will it work? Jocelyn Ford reports.

Easy race for Lula in Brazil

Sep 29, 2006
Brazilian President Lula da Silva is almost certain to win reelection this weekend. Leftist intellectuals have abandoned the leader, but Brazil's rank and file remain firmly in Lula's camp, Paulo Prada reports.

Who's responsible at HP?

Sep 29, 2006
Former chairwoman Patricia Dunn says she didn't know HP's leak investigation employed potentially illegal methods. CEO Mark Hurd says he didn't know about the pretexting. But Congress wants to hold someone accountable.

Another Sony battery recall

Sep 29, 2006
Sony has lost more power in the battery market. IBM, Lenovo and Toshiba are the latest PC manufacturers to recall batteries for their laptops. Brian Watt reports.

Recalling the term 'recall'

Sep 29, 2006
Doctors and manufactures are lobbying health regulators to discontinue use of the word "recall" when issuing advisories on faulty heart devices. Helen Palmer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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