Aug 24, 2006

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Working with cancer

Aug 24, 2006
More than 650,000 working Americans are going to get cancer this year and most of them will return to work. That means employers are going to have to figure out a way to deal with the disease as well. Hillary…

DOJ tries to block flight attendants strike

Aug 24, 2006
The US Department of Justice and beleaguered Northwest Airlines are seeking to block a possible flight attendants strike that could happen as early as tomorrow. Annie Baxter reports.

Cleaning Beirut's beaches

Aug 24, 2006
Israeli air strikes spilled thousands of gallons of gas and oil into the Mediterranean Sea, polluting Lebanon's formerly-pristine coastline. Can the country reclaim its tourism image? Ben Gilbert reports.

Morning-after pill's over-the-counter bottom line

Aug 24, 2006
The FDA today approved over-the-counter sales of Plan B, ending a long political debate. But what financial impact will it have? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Dudley of the National Research Center for Women and Families.

Leisure industry not having much fun

Aug 24, 2006
It's almost the end of summer. It may have been fun and sun for most people, but the season hasn't been a good one for the luxury leisure industry. Mike Rhee tells us why.

Upscale, gay . . . <nobr>Wal-Mart?</nobr>

Aug 24, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart is going to start working with the gay community. Some conservative groups are mad, but analysts say the move fits Wal-Mart's business plan for diversity &mdash; and growth in more upscale urban markets. Steve Tripoli reports.

Finally, fair car insurance rates

Aug 24, 2006
California insurers are phasing out the practice of using ZIP codes as a major factor for calculating auto insurance premiums. Consumer advocate and commentator Jamie Court says it's about time.

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