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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

President's Day

Chris Farrell | Feb 18, 2008
I hope you enjoy the holiday. I'll resume posting questions and answers tomorrow.

Speeding up the consumerism treadmill

Amy Scott | Feb 18, 2008
Consumption has nearly doubled in the U.S., and fashion leads the way. One growing retail fashion chain, H&M, specializes in budget knockoffs of high-end clothing, with inventory coming in daily. Amy Scott reports from the shopping frenzy.

Way too few sharks in the pond

Janet Babin | Feb 18, 2008
Studies now show that sharks are not only endangered, but vulnerable to extinction. Janet Babin reports many countries still allow commercial shark fishing, and recreational shark fishing is still legal in the U.S.

Nationalization to save Northern Rock?

Stephen Beard | Feb 18, 2008
With no help from the public sector in sight, the U.K. government wants to nationalize Northern Rock to keep the bank in business. But Stephen Beard reports the move is politically risky and could also mean several lawsuits.