Show rundown for 5/29/2007

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Bush Orders New Darfur Sanctions

President Bush orders new U.S. economic sanctions in response to the bloodshed in Darfur. Bush also directs Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to draft a proposed U.N. resolution to strengthen international pressure on the Sudanese government of President Omar al- Bashir.

Supreme Court Rules for Goodyear in Discrimination Case

The 5-4 ruling will make it harder for employees complaining of pay discrimination to sue their companies. Lyle Deniston of Scotusblog updates us on this case and other court rulings.

Hedge Funds Primer

Even though they operate secretively and largely unregulated, hedge funds are said to be the real engines fueling the economy. Joining us to sift through the hedge fund haze is Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine.

Dieting Drugs from Brazil

Diet pills imported from Brazil are being sold in Massachusetts. The formula varies, but pills can contain up to 17 active drugs, and as Allan Coukell reports, it is a risky combination.

The Iraq Wall

U.S. forces say building a wall in Baghdad is an effort to protect residents of a Sunni enclave from militants in nearby Shiite areas. We speak with someone who lives in the neighborhood where the wall is being built.

Ed Reed

Here & Now's jazz aficionado James Isaacs begins his visit today by telling us about a exceptional new singer from Richmond, California.

This program aired on May 29, 2007.


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