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Baseball hits replay for a boost

| Jun 20, 2008
Major League Baseball has seen its viewership declining over the last 10 years or so, but MLB commissioner Bud Selig hopes instant replays will help turn heads. Renita Jablonski talks to sports writer Donnell Alexander.
Posted In: Sports

Stepping away from the night light

Janet Babin | Jun 20, 2008
Advocates of dark skies want the government to do something about light pollution at night. Janet Babin looks into who gets most annoyed by street lamps and what they're doing to help prevent a yellow haze.

Construction helps flooded towns

Jeff Tyler | Jun 20, 2008
Mississippi floodwaters have forced tens of thousands of people in Midwest towns from their homes. Now the housing industry is looking ahead to the business of reconstruction. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Price of gas spikes in China

Tess Vigeland | Jun 20, 2008
The Chinese government raised the base price of fuel by 18 percent, the first price hike in seven months. Tess Vigeland talks to Shanghai reporter Bill Marcus about the hike and the country's fuel subsidies to its citizens.

Former UBS employee tells all

Stephen Beard | Jun 20, 2008
Former UBS employee Bradley Birkenfeld has pleaded guilty to a charge of helping a client dodge taxes, and says he will tell the U.S. everything he knows about the bank. Stephen Beard tells us more about what fraudulent behavior went on.
Posted In: Investing

More Wall Street prosecutions coming?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 20, 2008
With Bear Stearns hedge fund managers facing charges of fraud, could other mortgage-backed securities with Wall Street connections be next? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports more criminal charges could be on the way.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Fewer school days mean less driving

Alisa Roth | Jun 20, 2008
Some school districts are reconsidering their typical five-day roster in order to save a few bucks. Alisa Roth covers one school cutting back an entire day of classes -- which could amount to six-figure savings.
Posted In: Education

A latte art in a cup

| Jun 19, 2008
Baristas around the world are putting extra designs into the foam atop their lattes and cappuccinos to differentiate their shops from the coffee-house chains. Stuart Cohen visited a competition where designs in coffee and steamed milk were served up by the cup.
Posted In: Retail

Big Oil plans its return to Iraq

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 19, 2008
Iraq's oil ministry has announced plans for the first major deals with Western oil companies since the 2003 invasion. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Telecom immunity in new FISA bill

Bob Moon | Jun 19, 2008
A revamped FISA law could shield them from liability could shield U.S. phone companies from lawsuits they face for participating in a warrantless wiretapping program. Host Bob Moon talks with New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau about the bill's chances of passing.
Posted In: Crime