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Dental spas give some a reason to smile

| Feb 18, 2008
Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways for you to put your money where your mouth is. And some dentists are already plotting the next big thing to attract you to their chairs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Mustaches for charity, not just irony

| Feb 18, 2008
Twenty-somethings have one of the lowest rates of charitable giving of any demographic group. Alex Goldmark reports on a New York City charity that's using facial hair to make fundraising hip for younger people.
Posted In: Charity

We can no longer afford the penny

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 18, 2008
Commentator and international economist Dan Drezner says inflation and high zinc and copper prices have made the penny too expensive for the U.S. to produce.

A day to spend dead presidents?

| Feb 18, 2008
President's Day is time to honor American leaders, and many of us traditionally do that by going shopping. Bob Moon talks to NPD Group's Marshall Cohen to find out how profitable the holiday actually is.

HD DVD raising white flag

| Feb 18, 2008
With Toshiba looking ready to abandon the HD DVD format, Blue Ray seems to have finally won the high-definition DVD wars. Bob Moon reports on what retail stores are doing with their HD DVD inventory.
Posted In: Science

Today's lunch special: recalled beef

John Dimsdale | Feb 18, 2008
Westland Meat Company is recalling 147 million pounds of beef -- the biggest beef recall in U.S. history -- much of which was to go to school lunch programs. John Dimsdale reports on how the recall will affect future demand.
Posted In: Education, Health

Niches aren't scared of the Internet

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 18, 2008
While online advertising continues to pummel its competitors in print, one sect of print publishing is expanding. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the growing market for niche publications works with the Web.

Africa's price for U.S. aid

Gretchen Wilson | Feb 18, 2008
President Bush is visiting Africa and signing an aid package worth nearly $700 million. Doug Krizner talks to Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg, South Africa about the conditions African countries meet for U.S. aid.

Less limit on public election funds

John Dimsdale | Feb 18, 2008
Senators John McCain and Barack Obama signed a pledge last year to accept a limit on public financing in the general election. But John Dimsdale reports there may soon be a change to those ground rules.

NYSE Euronext expands to India

Jill Barshay | Feb 18, 2008
The New York Stock Exchange's parent company is buying 5 percent of India's number one commodities exchange. And if it weren't for India's cap on foreign purchases, the NYSE would have bought more. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street