Nov 21, 2006

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Getting drug ads to your TV faster

Nov 21, 2006
The FDA has reached a new deal with pharmaceutical companies: Drug makers will now pay fees in return for a speedier review process of their TV ads. Helen Palmer reports.

The Great Plains revival

Nov 21, 2006
The Great Plains are coming back from decades of farm crisis. In fact, the latest economic numbers in "Flyover Country" might even give the coasts a case of envy. Steve Tripoli reports.

Harnessing the power of the sun

Nov 21, 2006
Six nations and the European Union have agreed to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor. If it works, it'll solve the world's energy crisis. But that's a big "if," Stephen Beard reports.

A bittersweet return to mining

Nov 21, 2006
The nuclear revival has prompted a uranium mining resurgence out West — but some residents of Moab, Utah, aren't eager to turn back the clock. Sam Eaton has the story.

Wal-Mart's low prices a great boon

Nov 21, 2006
The retail giant has faced a lot of scrutiny, but John Steele Gordon says Wal-Mart is just taking a page from history.

Filling trade gaps in Latin America

Nov 21, 2006
Colombia's set to sign a trade agreement with the U.S. tomorrow. It would be the biggest deal in this hemisphere since NAFTA, but critics say Congress will never write the deal into law. Dan Grech reports.

Pepsi's on a health kick

Nov 21, 2006
Pepsi Co. has agreed to buy Naked Juice — the company's third health food acquisition this year. Lisa Napoli takes a look at Pepsi's new beverage strategy.