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Dec 1, 2006

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Investing in a post-Fidel Cuba

Dec 1, 2006
Some Cuban exiles in Miami are banking that once Fidel Castro dies, there will be business to do. Dan Grech reports.

Enron's historic crash

Dec 1, 2006
This week in 2001, one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history was launched. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the energy giant's precipitous fall.
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Courts set rules on electronic documents

Dec 1, 2006
New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.

Abe Lincoln, early adopter

Dec 1, 2006
Historian Tom Wheeler talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how President Lincoln adapted to the telegraph to speed communications, and quickly came to understand the medium's limitations.

Answering the ring with a beep

Dec 1, 2006
Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.

Private equity eyeing Home Depot?

Dec 1, 2006
A couple of private equity firms are said to be looking to take Home Depot off the market. CEO Bob Nardelli denies a deal's in the works, but its shares rose as investors bought into the rumor. Alisa Roth reports.

Personal info on file — in the dumpster

Dec 1, 2006
The nation's largest drugstore chains say they're working to improve patient privacy after an investigative reporter easily found sensitive information about their customers.