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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

A look back at the NBA season

Bob Moon | Jun 19, 2008
The rekindling of the storied Lakers-Celtics rivalry was supposed to save the NBA's sagging television ratings. Host Bob Moon asks ESPN's Henry Abbott if the series turned out to be a slam dunk for the league.
Posted In: Sports

Small businesses turn to credit cards

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 19, 2008
As banks tighten requirements for loans, many small business owners are relying on credit cards for capital, prompting card providers to offer up special business accounts. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Obama says no to public financing

Steve Henn | Jun 19, 2008
Senator Barack Obama has opted against receiving federal public financing for the general election, allowing him the freedom to spend whatever he can raise and prompting some controversy. Steve Henn reports.

FBI cracks down on mortgage industry

John Dimsdale | Jun 19, 2008
The Justice Department has announced indictments of hundreds of industry insiders they say defrauded borrowers. John Dimsdale has more.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Bear Stearns execs arrested for fraud

Jill Barshay | Jun 19, 2008
Two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers have been charged with fraud for allegedly lying to investors about problems within the bank prior to its billion-dollar collapse. What effect will their arrests have on Wall Street's credibility? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

What Debts to Pay Off

Chris Farrell | Jun 19, 2008
Question: My husband and I will receive about $50,000 inheritance. He wants to use the whole sum to pay down our mortgage. I argue that we should...
Posted In: debt

High food prices may mean better diet

Janet Babin | Jun 19, 2008
With food becoming more expensive, people are reconsidering their food choices at the grocery store -- and what they buy could end up being healthier in the long run. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Towns fight to keep groundwater local

Sarah Gardner | Jun 19, 2008
A growing number of citizen groups from small towns are organizing against bottled water companies pumping locally. Sarah Gardner reports on a New Hampshire town's concerns over the tapping of its groundwater reserves.

British labor unions upset over energy

Stephen Beard | Jun 19, 2008
British labor unions are threatening to strike over the escalating cost of energy. The latest estimates suggest household energy bills in Britain will soar this winter. Stephen Beard has more on what unions might be planning.