A federal judge went easy on former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow today, reducing his plea bargained prison sentence from 10 years to just six for his role in that company's collapse. It pays to cooperate, Amy Scott reports.
A militant insurgency and the drug trade are pretty much the only industries thriving in Afghanistan now. U.N. figures show opium production there more than doubled last year to the highest level ever recorded. Miranda Kennedy reports.
It's no surprise that health insurance costs are going up, but at least last year's 7.7% jump is the lowest increase in seven years. That's according to an annual survey out today. Helen Palmer reports.
The nation's largest patent holder, IBM has announced it will begin publishing its patent applications on the Web for public review — a move that could affect the entire patent system. Janet Babin reports.
Search leader Google today urged the high-tech industry to stop wasting so much energy, calling on computer-makers to come up with a more efficient standard power supply for PCs. Sarah Gardner reports.
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