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Dec 18, 2006

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Think outside the box

Dec 18, 2006
If you're looking for holiday gift-wrapping ideas, Richard Conniff suggests taking your cues from the insect world.

The word on Bible sales

Dec 18, 2006
The holiday season is a popular time for Americans to pick up Bibles. Daniel Radosh talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the all-time best-seller just keeps selling.

Bringing in the outdoors and the green

Dec 18, 2006
The forest greens business is the half-billion-dollar industry that brings you that Christmas wreath on your door. And its roots are in a largely underground economy. Sam Eaton reports.

Verizon invests in a bigger pipe

Dec 18, 2006
The distance that separates China and the U.S. might soon feel a bit shorter. Verizon and some partners are planning a new undersea fiber optic cable connection. Janet Babin has more.

Seems everybody's a buyout target

Dec 18, 2006
A new wave of merger and acquisition announcements has been going on for months now, from biotech firms to auto parts makers. Steve Tripoli reports the shopping spree might go right past Christmas.

Trams come back to France

Dec 18, 2006
Trams are making a comeback in a dozen towns across France. The first new line opened in Paris over the weekend.

Caremark gets another offer to consider

Dec 18, 2006
The proposed deal would unite the country's second- and third-largest pharmacy benefit managers. But some say the offer from Express Scripts could make regulators nervous.

New rules could hurt small drug stores

Dec 18, 2006
The Bush administration today recalculated what price Medicaid pays pharmacies for prescription drugs. The measure could put a squeeze on small retail pharmacies. Dan Grech reports.