Apr 23, 2007

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Bank deals on both sides of the pond

Apr 23, 2007
Dutch bank ABN Amro has agreed to be bought by Barclay's. As part of the deal, it will sell its Chicago-based LaSalle Bank to Bank of America. Sam Eaton reports.

Medicare cuts on the horizon

Apr 23, 2007
A report by Social Security and Medicare trustees today triggered a funding warning — so President Bush will have to propose Medicare cuts to Congress next year. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Time for your comments

Apr 23, 2007
You write us letters. We read them. Kai Ryssdal goes through some of your most recent comments on the student loan scandal, free trade, and the cost of flowers.

Doctors find benefits in smaller practice

Apr 23, 2007
Some physicians are returning to old-fashioned, solo practices that allow them to spend more time with patients. Pat Loeb spent time with one doctor who's made the switch.

AstraZeneca pays to play in biotech

Apr 23, 2007
The giant pharmaceutical company, maker of the Crestor cholesterol drug, will pay $15.5 billion for MedImmune. Analysts say it's a good move, but the price may be too high. Helen Palmer reports.

Yeltsin started economy in new direction

Apr 23, 2007
Russia is still adapting to market economy changes Boris Yeltsin introduced. The former Soviet leader died today at 76. Professor Rajan Menon talked with Kai Ryssdal about Yeltsin's legacy.

Maybe she'll just wait for a new face

Apr 23, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh tells us about her brush with cosmetics.

Safety as a luxury item

Apr 23, 2007
Lexus unveiled its new flagship luxury sedan today. Its six-figure sticker price may not be for everybody, but its equipment might — someday. Brett Neely reports.

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