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More artists see the music in TV ads

| Aug 28, 2009
Musicians used to shy away from selling songs to commercials, but changes in the record industry have made many artists reconsider. Rafael Cohen reports.

Supporters rally for health care reform

Tamara Keith | Aug 26, 2009
Democrats and others are kicking off a coordinated campaign in support of reforming the health care system. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

My sobering summer road trip

| Aug 26, 2009
Even on vacation, economists can't help themselves: They think about money. Commentator Robert Reich tells us what his recent road trip with his son taught him about the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Travel

Speed pays

Scott Jagow | Aug 27, 2009
Let's talk about this beast known as high-velocity trading. It's also called high-frequency or flash trading. Critics have some other names for...

AIG turns to ousted chief for help

| Aug 28, 2009
There is talk that AIG may be reconciling with its former head, who was pushed out of the troubled insurance company in 2005. Steve Henn reports.

Tribes build business beyond casinos

| Aug 27, 2009
Native American tribes that run casinos are expanding to new ventures as changing markets affect gaming. Now tribal portfolios are incorporating everything from malls to chocolate factories. Brian Bull reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Wassup? Beer prices

Scott Jagow | Aug 26, 2009
Not just beer, either. There are signs of bounce-back in prices in several markets. Then again, there are still plenty of bargains to be had. ...

Sowing seeds that will take the heat

Sam Eaton | Aug 25, 2009
As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Is wireless market competitive enough?

Alisa Roth | Aug 26, 2009
The FCC is meeting this week to talk about the wireless industry, which critics complain is not competitive enough. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Science

How credit card companies track you

Tess Vigeland | May 15, 2009
Tess Vigeland talks to The New York Times' Charles Duhigg about his upcoming article on credit card companies collecting more and more personal information about their customers.



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