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NBA players overworked?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 2, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Diana Nyad about the beginning of the NBA season and whether top pro players should be called on to represent the U.S. at international competitions.
Posted In: Sports

Eminent domain's slippery, costly slope

| Nov 2, 2006
Measures in four Western states would force local governments to pay property owners if regulations — such as zoning — reduce their property value. Commentator Jamie Court argues that would actually hurt taxpayers and homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

Our money's on the bull

Jane Lindholm | Nov 2, 2006
Bull riding is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. and all kinds of folks are cashing in. The World Finals kicked off last weekend in Las Vegas. Jane Lindholm took a little more than 8 seconds to check it out.
Posted In: Sports

Alternative minimum tax net widens

Scott Jagow | Nov 2, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell discuss why politicians aren't talking about the alternative minimum tax.
Posted In: Taxes

Arizona considers election lottery

| Nov 2, 2006
A novel initiative is on next week's ballot in Arizona. It would set up a million-dollar lottery to entice voters to go to the polls. Claudine LoMonaco talks to the man behind it — and his critics.

Happy holidays for retail sales?

Jeff Tyler | Nov 2, 2006
Retail sales figures for October are due out today, and they're expected to be up. Jeff Tyler looks at what the news might mean heading into the holiday home stretch.

FCC says yes to free Wi-Fi

Lisa Napoli | Nov 2, 2006
Federal regulators decided yesterday that Continental Airlines can keep operating its free Wi-Fi network at Boston's Logan airport — against the port authority's wishes. Lisa Napoli looks at the implications of the ruling.
Posted In: Science

New health food restrictions in Europe

Stephen Beard | Nov 2, 2006
Food and drink companies trying to target health-conscious consumers in the EU will soon face tough new labeling and advertising laws. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Yahoo for foodies

Janet Babin | Nov 2, 2006
Web giant Yahoo is getting into the food business — or at least the business of providing a gathering place for people interested in food. It launches its new site today. Janet Babin reports.

Day of the Dead profits to be made

Rachel Dornhelm | Nov 2, 2006
Today is the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. It's is growing in popularity in the U.S. and that's sparking a brisk retail trade on the Internet. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Mexico