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College newspapers taking a hit too

Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 9, 2008
The dramatic drop in newspaper ad revenue hasn't just affected city and local papers. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, college newspapers, such as UC Berkeley's Daily Californian, are hurting too.
Posted In: Education

Car makers want government loans too

John Dimsdale | Sep 9, 2008
The latest in line for financial help from the feds are the auto makers. They're in Washington to ask for government-backed loans to retool their factories for fuel-efficient cars. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto

Blogs are abuzz on Apple release today

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 9, 2008
Speculation is that Steve Jobs will announce several changes to iPods in a broadcast today. Some will also be looking for clues to the health of the reclusive CEO. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.

Why does movie popcorn cost so much?

| Sep 9, 2008
A theater chain in Britain has banned popcorn on Tuesdays. The company says some people just hate the smell, the noise -- and the price. Scott Jagow talks to the author of "Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies."
Posted In: Entertainment, Food

TB's return comes with high costs

| Sep 8, 2008
You might think tuberculosis hasn't been a problem since your grandparents' era, but the illness is making a worldwide comeback. Its costs of treatment and lost productivity are estimated at almost $3 billion a year. Frank Browning reports.
Posted In: Health

A look at candidates' leadership styles

| Sep 8, 2008
The presidential candidates' stands on the issues are what most of us will look at as we vote this fall. But what about John McCain's and Barack Obama's skills as a chief executive officer? Kevin Cashman from Korn/Ferry International sizes them up.

U.S. cancels nuke deal to punish Russia

| Sep 8, 2008
The White House has pulled a nuclear cooperation deal with Russia back from Congress. The cancellation means Russia will lose billions in potential profits. Some American companies aren't too happy, either. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Russia

OPEC members say oil price is too low

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 8, 2008
A couple members of OPEC -- which will be meeting in Vienna on Tuesday -- say they think there's too much oil on the market, pushing prices too low. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Oil

Should home ownership be the dream?

| Sep 8, 2008
Does that sense that every American ought to own a home get us and our financial institutions into trouble? Commentator Gregory Ip says we need to answer that question before we decide what to do with Fannie and Freddie.
Posted In: Economy

Lots of questions still surround bailout

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 8, 2008
There's more we don't know about what's going to happen in the mortgage finance market than we do know. To get some perspective on the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Kai talks with Karen Shaw Petrou at Federal Financial Analytics.
Posted In: Economy