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Businesses look 'Beyond the Conviction'

| Apr 7, 2008
Job prospects for ex-cons are pretty dim, especially when the Internet makes it easy to dig up a person's past. But in Kansas City, Mo., some business owners are willing to give an ex-offender a second chance. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.
Posted In: Crime

Amazon contest promotes new business

Lisa Napoli | Apr 7, 2008
A bartender and former high school teacher has won a fiction-writing contest sponsored by Amazon.com and Penguin Books. The competition is part of Amazon's promotion of its new self-publishing business. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Books

Yahoo wants more from Microsoft

Sam Eaton | Apr 7, 2008
Microsoft is giving Yahoo's management three weeks to accept its takeover bid before it goes straight to shareholders. But Yahoo's CEO says Microsoft just needs to make a better offer. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

2 major deals amid credit crisis

Jill Barshay | Apr 7, 2008
Troubled mortgage lender Washington Mutual is close to nailing down $5 billion from a private equity firm. And, Switzerland's Novartis is spending $39 billion for a majority stake in the U.S. eye-care company Alcon. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Free trade deal depends on Democrats

| Apr 7, 2008
The U.S. has sent Colombia billions in aid and offers sweetheart trade terms on exports such as flowers and coffee. But when it comes to approving a trade deal, the Democrats in Congress stand in the way.
Posted In: Economy

Conference targets cyber threats

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 7, 2008
Computer security specialists and those who need them are at a conference in San Francisco today to check out the latest in cyber-security. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Newspaper site tries social networking

| Apr 7, 2008
USA Today has jumped into the world of social networking by inviting readers to post their own photos and even start a blog on USAToday.com. Lenora Chu reports.

What is the real cost of Iraq war?

John Dimsdale | Apr 7, 2008
The Pentagon is expected this week to ask Congress for more than $100 million to pay for the Iraq war through September. John Dimsdale learns that the real cost is actually higher.
Posted In: Economy

A Looney Housing Rescue Bill

Chris Farrell | Apr 7, 2008
If I've read the articles right, the $29 billion housing rescue deal agreed to by the leaders of the Senate is a waste of taxpayer dollars....

The Age of Scarcity? Not

Chris Farrell | Apr 7, 2008
Some thoughts on the age of scarcity.... my latest musings.......

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