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Online reviews eat at restaurant guides

Alisa Roth | Oct 10, 2007
With so many restaurant reviews available online, do the old standard food guides like Michelin and Zagat really matter? Alisa Roth found some ways they still were.

Private school not a leg-up for poor

John Dimsdale | Oct 10, 2007
Inner-city youth advocates have said low-income students do better in private school in order to get vouchers. But a new study out today says that's actually not true. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Education

FDA takes closer look at stents

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 10, 2007
Stent maker Medtronic has found several safety concerns for its drug-coated stents. The Food and Drug Administration will be looking into whether it should be on the market. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health

YouTube a weapon against whaling

Sam Eaton | Oct 10, 2007
Japan plans to hunt 50 humpback whales in Antarctica, which Australia has designated a whale sanctuary. Sam Eaton reports that instead of legal action, the Australian government is trying to get to Japanese children through a campaign on YouTube.

Get rid of U.S. farm subsidies

| Oct 10, 2007
Regardless of which party controls Congress, farm subsidies keep going and growing. But commentator Robert Reich says they cost too much and don't go to the farmers who need them.

Domestics seek to bring rights home

Alisa Roth | Oct 9, 2007
Most of us expect certain things with a job: minimum wage, paid sick leave, vacation time, workplace laws... But nannies, maids and babysitters have no such guarantees. Some are trying to change that. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Much more than savings and loans

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 9, 2007
When Pat Eldridge helped set up a bank recently, he had to deal with complications other financial institutions don't -- such as being in Iraq's Anbar province. Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Marine captain.

Forget the next iPod, think Viagra

Steve Tripoli | Oct 9, 2007
Discoveries that win the Nobel Prize can lead to extraordinarily lucrative consumer products. But how do the researchers who make the discoveries make sure they get part of the profit? Steve Tripoli looked into it.

Don't put stock in size of CEO's home

| Oct 9, 2007
A slew of recent studies claim to link social factors, like a CEO's personal life, to his company's stock price. Commentator and economist Susan Lee isn't convinced.

Middle East to get World Bank attention

| Oct 9, 2007
The new World Bank President Robert Zoellick is setting up a new strategy focused on fostering trade in the Middle East. Joel Kurtzman, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, talked with Kai Ryssdal about why the region needs economic attention.