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Senate considers paid time off

Jeff Tyler | Feb 1, 2007
One small problem with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Many workers can't afford to actually take the unpaid leave. A new proposal would give workers six weeks off with paid leave in medical emergencies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Let's do the Super Bowl numbers

| Feb 1, 2007
From $2.5 million ad rates to $2.50 bags of potato chips, there's a whole lotta money attached to Sunday's big game. USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter helps us with a little Super Bowl math.
Posted In: Sports

Sometimes you just have to do it yourself

Scott Jagow | Feb 1, 2007
Michael Dell is going back to run the daily operations of the company he founded. Things there have generally been going south since he gave up the CEO position back in 2004, but stock prices were up on this news.
Posted In: Science

A victim of its own success?

Janet Babin and Scott Jagow | Feb 1, 2007
Google's fourth quarter earnings came out yesterday. They nearly tripled to exceed $1 billion for the first time ever. That was even better than analysts expected, so why'd the stock drop overnight?
Posted In: Science, Wall Street

Shell posts record profit

Stephen Beard | Feb 1, 2007
The European oil giant made over $25 billion in 2006 — the biggest profit ever recorded by a company listed on the London exchange. But Shell could be facing a more difficult year ahead, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delta fends off US Air

Steve Tripoli | Feb 1, 2007
US Airways withdrew its $10 billion hostile takeover bid after Delta's creditors agreed to see the company through its bankruptcy. Steve Tripoli looks at what may have been behind that calculation.
Posted In: Travel

Social Security studies

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 1, 2007
This week in 1940, Ida May Fuller received the first monthly Social Security check. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history of one of the most popular federal programs of all-time.

Second Life laughs off real-life parody

Janet Babin | Feb 1, 2007
The jokesters at expected a legal fight when the creators of Second Life caught wind of their spoof site — but the fight never came. Probably a smart business move, Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Bush picks good day to go to Wall Street

| Jan 31, 2007
President Bush addressed the crowd at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan today with pretty good news about the Gross Domestic Product. Host Kai Ryssdal takes us through the highlights.
Posted In: Economy

Congress focuses on middle-class squeeze

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 31, 2007
House and Senate hold three hearings on the issue. Democrats accuse Bush of not acknowledging economic forces that are dragging down the middle class. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy