- Newsmaker: Bush Orders Review of Pension Plan Rules
The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation of Enron, the giant energy-trading firm that collapsed suddenly into bankruptcy last year. Mindful that thousands of Enron employees lost their pensions, President Bush has ordered a review of the rules that could put other workers at risk. BusinessWeek's Rick Dunham looks at the focus of the review and potential implications for the Bush White House.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Concerned about the Return of Poppy-Growing in Afganistan
The Taliban are said to have been "enormously effective" in reducing the opium poppy production that gave Afghanistan 70 percent of the world heroin market. David Filipov, Moscow bureau chief for The Boston Globe, has reported for years on Afghanistan and its opium industry. He forecasts what will happen as the war on terrorism meets the war on drugs.
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