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Six degrees of options backdating?

John Dimsdale | Oct 19, 2006
A sizable number of companies that have been backdating stock options share common board members, according to a recent study. The SEC is looking into the possibility that they helped spread the practice. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Trusting the e-vote

Janet Babin | Oct 19, 2006
Many states have switched to new paperless electronic voting systems, but some officials are worried about unforeseen technical glitches. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Oil money divides a village

| Oct 19, 2006
Oil giant BP recently opened a new pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey. Some residents of one Azeri village received hundreds of thousands of dollars to compensate for lost land, but is the town better off? Kelly McEvers has the story.
Posted In: Canada

A history of oil problems

| Oct 19, 2006
Gas prices could be on the rise again if OPEC follows through with production cuts, but things could be worse. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to this week in 1973 for the OPEC oil embargo.

We want your vote — and we'll pay for it

Scott Tong | Oct 19, 2006
In all likelihood, a campaign office somewhere has an electronic file with your personal voting and spending habits as political consultants take a page from the marketing pros' handbook. Scott Tong looks at how they get all that info.

Race sells . . . doesn't it?

| Oct 19, 2006
CBS's hit show "Survivor" began this season with teams split by race. The division didn't last long once the controversy spooked advertisers — and Youth Radio's Jordon Monroe says that's a shame.
Posted In: Entertainment

DIY Super Bowl commercials

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 19, 2006
A few big companies are planning to show user-generated commercials during Super Bowl XLI. Host Kai Ryssdal asks business of sports analyst Ed Derse about the latest trend in the advertising world.
Posted In: Sports

Online gamers, don't skip Econ 101

| Oct 19, 2006
You might think being good at Internet video games is all about slaying monsters with the click of a mouse. But as David Martin Davies reports, knowing a little economics also comes in handy.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Scraping by on minimum wage

Mitchell Hartman | Oct 19, 2006
Oregon has one of the highest minimum wages in the country. Mitchell Hartman reports from Portland on how recipients are getting by on $7.50 an hour.

Big changes at NBC

Dan Grech | Oct 19, 2006
NBC announced today it will slash 700 jobs and $750 million in expenses as it puts less money into news and prime time programming and more into new media. Dan Grech reports on the network's restructuring plan.
Posted In: Entertainment