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A legal faceoff over Facebook

Stephen Beard | Jul 25, 2007
Former Harvard classmates go to court today over who owns the software behind the wildly successful Facebook Web site. It could be a big test for a young Web mogul behind the "new Google." Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Too many flights, not enough pilots

| Jul 24, 2007
Northwest Airlines has canceled an usually high number of flights for the second time in two months. The carrier blames bad weather, mechanical problems . . . and a shortage of pilots. Martin Moylan reports.
Posted In: Travel

E.U. looks to trade after medics' release

Stephen Beard | Jul 24, 2007
Officials are hoping the release of six Bulgarian medical workers from a Libyan jail will promote a cooperative trade environment between Libya and the E.U. Kai Ryssdal talks with Stephen Beard in London.
Posted In: Canada

A clean house, or a clean bill of health?

Helen Palmer | Jul 24, 2007
A report released today suggests that some cleaning products might be hazardous to your health. But there's no way to know what's in your detergent because the ingredients aren't listed. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Keeping ethics in the news

| Jul 24, 2007
Web portals profiting from the news business don't necessarily hold to old media's ethical standards. Commentator Neil Henry says the success and survival of news still rests in the hands of journalists.

A playful way to bring water closer

Gretchen Wilson | Jul 24, 2007
More than a billion people worldwide don't have access to clean water. But one South African village has found a way for communities to access fresh drinking water and have fun at the same time. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

What did we say?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 24, 2007
Kai Ryssdal hears from listeners about the origins of modern-day advertising, working with overseas vendors and ethical concerns about killer robots.
Posted In: Health, Retail

How to form a corporation of one

| Jul 24, 2007
Want to cut down on the hours you clock in, but still be productive? Cash Peters explores the benefits of taking outsourcing to the extreme with Tim Ferris, author of "The 4-Hour Workweek."

Absolutely, positively a global economy

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 24, 2007
Globalization has played a large part in the strong growth of United Parcel Service. Kai Ryssdal talks with CEO Michael Eskew about how the business has changed, and how in many ways it will always stay the same.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Dodging the summer internship blues

| Jul 24, 2007
Businesses are increasingly leveraging summer interns to boost business. Some even do the job for free to gain experience. But employers have to be careful with federal employment guidelines. Brett Brune reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs