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The myth of HDTV

| Jan 26, 2007
Before you buy a high-definition television, you might want to check the dial. Turns out a lot of channels don't offer programming to match the technology. Kai speaks with Brian Cooley of CNET.

Exploring health care reform

| Jan 26, 2007
This week, President Bush offered tax deductions for individuals buying health care insurance. Who does this help? Lisa Napoli does the math.

Charge it to my health care card

| Jan 26, 2007
Financial service companies want to provide specific credit cards for patients to pay off their health care bills. That plan has sickened consumer advocates. Kai speaks with Harvard professor Regina Herzlinger.

Has the housing market hit bottom?

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 26, 2007
New-home sales were up in December, according to the Commerce Department. But 2006 was a year the home-building business would rather forget. Sales suffered the biggest drop since 1989. What's next?
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Afghanistan aid package raises Pakistan pressure

John Dimsdale | Jan 26, 2007
President Bush and Democrats are at odds over a $10 billion aid package for Afghanistan. Democrats want to put conditions on the money to pressure Pakistan into cracking down on the Taliban. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Nasdaq's done playing games

Amy Scott | Jan 26, 2007
Nasdaq officials say they'll pay $5.3 billion to buy the London Stock Exchange. Not a penny more. The LSE's been fighting off the hostile bid tooth and nail. But it's shareholders who'll decide. Amy Scott reports.

She's under a different spotlight now

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 26, 2007
The relationship between CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Citigroup executive Todd Thomson is raising some eyebrows on Wall Street and among journalists. The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz has been reporting on the story. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Iraq war justified? Maybe for Baby Einsteins

| Jan 26, 2007
President Bush drew attention to the woman who founded the Baby Einstein Company and sold it to Disney in 2001. He meant to stress the importance of women entrepreneurs. But commentator Susan Linn has another take.
Posted In: Washington

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 26, 2007
Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson — travelling in Vienna, Austria — talks with host Kai Ryssdal — visiting Boise, Idaho — about what happened this week in the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A little-known change with a big effect

Steve Henn | Jan 26, 2007
He's the executive. He gets to give the orders. Earlier this month President Bush issued an executive order that should make businesses pretty happy. Stephen Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health, Washington

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