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In Algeria, T.G.I. <nobr>. . .</nobr> Wednesday?

| Nov 17, 2006
Algerians used to have a Saturday-Sunday weekend. But they replaced that tradition in the '70s with Thursday-Friday. Sarah Richards reports that some are now wondering if the non-Western weekend makes economic sense.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 17, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Private spooks for hire

Jeff Tyler | Nov 17, 2006
U.S. intelligence agencies are having a hard time grooming enough agents and analysts to cover their post-9/11 needs. So, they're relying more on private contractors. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

'Fast Food Nation' not very filling

| Nov 17, 2006
Writer John Brady says the movie adaptation of Eric Schlosser's best-selling book on the fast-food industry has some unnecessary ingredients mixed in with its meaty parts.
Posted In: Entertainment

Tax whammy for winners

| Nov 17, 2006
Winning the lottery is an American dream. Paying taxes on your winnings . . . that's a nightmare. And the IRS doesn't just take its cut from the big wins. Apryl Lundsten reports.

Formula for movie franchise magic

| Nov 17, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier look at the key ingredients of a successful movie franchise.
Posted In: Entertainment

A whole lot riding on PS3

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 17, 2006
The PlayStation 3 has been hailed as a technological marvel with stunning graphics, flashy games and features galore. But its success is no game to Sony, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Toyota starts up in Texas

Amy Scott | Nov 17, 2006
The Japanese auto giant opens a new plant in San Antonio today to begin making its revamped Tundra. It's looking to cut into the one market its U.S. rivals still dominate: full-size pickup trucks. Amy Scott reports.

'Frankenstein food' shows up in UK

Stephen Beard | Nov 17, 2006
The transatlantic dispute over genetically-modified crops has flared up again now that a genetically-modified organism has been found in American long grain rice in the UK. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Holiday travelers, take a deep breath

Hilary Wicai | Nov 17, 2006
It's the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving travel madness: packed planes, confusing security rules and lots of novice travelers. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Travel