May 4, 2007

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Unemployment's up as job creation slows

May 4, 2007
The Labor Department says unemployment in April ticked up a tenth to 4.5 percent. At the same time the number of new jobs created last month grew at the slowest rate in more than two years. Jeff Tyler reports.

Sweden takes a shot at privatization

May 4, 2007
Sweden's Absolut vodka, along with some other state-owned companies, might be coming on the market sometime soon. Claes Andreasson reports.

Nuclear power's waste problem

May 4, 2007
Nuclear plants make enormous amounts of power on very little fuel — with no carbon dioxide emissions. But there is that little issue about storing its radioactive waste. Geoff Brumfiel reports.

Reuters joins Dow Jones as takeover target

May 4, 2007
Thomson Corp. makes an offer to buy the London-based news service, in the same week that News Corp approached the Wall Street Journal's owner. Lisa Napoli explains why news is so hot.

Brazil rejects price of Merck's AIDS drug

May 4, 2007
Brazil's President Lula da Silva today authorized breaking the patent on Merck's AIDS drug Efavirenz, citing the drug's price. The country will import a generic version from India instead. Helen Palmer reports.

Week on Wall Street

May 4, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Better health care through better information

May 4, 2007
The World Health Organization said today it will provide information online about clinical drug trials. Commentator Michael Millenson says today's news is just a start at addressing the broad issue of health care quality.

Panel: Global warming fix isn' t so steep

May 4, 2007
In its third report, the U.N.'s International Panel on Climate Change says the cost of doing something about global warming might not be as much as we thought. Nancy Marshall Genzer discusses the findings with Kai Ryssdal.