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On ATC: Heating costs (up?down?), the reliability of voting machines and the Breathe Right guy

Posted at 4:28 PM on October 10, 2006 by Bill Wareham

You may have seen two reports today on natural gas prices, one predicting a drop in prices nationally, another citing Centerpoint Energy's estimate that heating costs for Minnesotans will rise this winter. It may not make you any warmer, but MPR's Greta Cunningham will try to make sense of these conflicting reports.

As electronic balloting and vote counting increases, so does the potential for electronic tampering. Laura McCallum reports that Minnesota election officials want to reassure state voters that their ballots won't fall victim to electoral fraud.

All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks to Dr. Dan Cohen, who founded CNS, the company that GlaxoSmithKline agreed to buy for $566 million. That's quite a chunk of change for a company that spent its first decade without a killer product. But in 1991 Cohen and his partners took a chance on the Breathe Right nasal strip.