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More TV viewers tuning in online

Steve Henn | Jul 30, 2008
Twenty percent of TV viewers are tuning in exclusively on their computers, leaving networks and advertisers scrambling to find a way to capture the evolving market. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Cricket takes a lesson from U.S. sports

| Jul 30, 2008
In an attempt to boost interest in cricket, India is following the models of U.S. sports leagues, creating a faster-paced, flashier sport -- a strategy that is paying off. Mehul Srivastava reports.
Posted In: Sports

Best Beach Reads: Leisure class theory

| Jul 30, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich continues our series on the best beach reads with a look back at economics during the Gilded Age with Thorstein Veblen's "The Theory of the Leisure Class."

Iraq in need of spending lessons

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 30, 2008
A new report says Iraq's flush with money, but if that's true, why are so many of its residents still without basic infrastructure? Host Kai Ryssdal asks Stuart Bowen where Iraq's cash is going and where it isn't.

Truck shipments continue to increase

Amy Scott | Jul 30, 2008
A shipping trade group says truck shipments were up in June for the eighth consecutive month. Does this mean the economy's on the road to recovery? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Automakers scaling back on leases

Dan Grech | Jul 30, 2008
The Big Three automakers are giving their leasing practices an overhaul after getting slammed with losses by falling SUV and truck resale values. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Auto

Fed keeps the lending window open

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 30, 2008
Wall Street will continue to be able to take out emergency loans from the Federal Reserve through next year. Host Kai Ryssdal asks economist Cary Leahy about the impact of the Fed's lending.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bank Failures

Chris Farrell | Jul 30, 2008
Question: I know that funds (up to the limit) are safe in an FDIC insured bank, but how much of a hassle is it if the bank fails? When my S&L...
Posted In: banking

World trade talk splits tough to repair

| Jul 30, 2008
After seven years of on-again, off-again negotiations, the U.S., China and India couldn't reach an agreement on farm tariffs in world trade talks. Jennifer Collins takes a look at what could happen next.

SUV resale value drops on poor sales

Janet Babin | Jul 30, 2008
As the price of gas spikes up, the value of SUVs and pickup trucks has plummeted. That's a big problem for companies that leased these vehicles two or three years ago. Janet Babin reports on what car companies could lose.
Posted In: Auto