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Proof of age required for social sites?

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 22, 2007
States are trying to force sites like Myspace and Facebook to come up with ways to verify their members are a minimum age. Kai Ryssdal talks with Victoria Barret at Forbes magazine to find out what that might do to their bottom lines.
Posted In: Crime

Bush backers begin surge of their own

Steve Henn | Aug 22, 2007
President Bush's speech today to the VFW is the opening volley in a White House campaign to build support for keeping troops in Iraq. And, as Steve Henn reports, the president will have some well-financed allies backing him up.
Posted In: Washington

Crossing over in a new direction

| Aug 22, 2007
It used to be that Spanish-speaking singers would occasionally cross over into America's English-language charts. Now, English-speaking artists are looking to deliver their songs in Spanish. Ambar Espinoza reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

No credit crunch with Dubai World

Lisa Napoli | Aug 22, 2007
The government-owned holding company Dubai World is going to take a minority slice of MGM Mirage's hotel and gaming enterprise for $5 billion. Dubai World's been on a buying spree of late. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

China, U.S. need free-market police

| Aug 22, 2007
There's been some talk that all the problems China is having with manufacturing can be traced to its get-rich economic system. But commentator Robert Reich says our brand of free market isn't squeaky clean either.

The rise and fall of Mondavi

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 22, 2007
Robert Mondavi gets a lot of the credit for bringing California to prominence in the global wine industry. But his business didn't always see healthy returns. Julia Flynn Siler has written a biography of Mondavi. She talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Market taking toll on builders

| Aug 22, 2007
The effects of the subprime crash and ensuing credit crunch have officially rippled over to home builders. Construction of new homes dropped 6.1 percent in July, falling to its lowest level in more than a decade. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Construction jobs hang on

Dan Grech | Aug 22, 2007
The housing bubble has burst and new home construction has slowed dramatically, but a new study shows that Hispanic construction workers have managed to keep finding work. Though maybe not as much. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Housing, Immigration, Jobs

When boomers sell, sell, sell!

| Aug 22, 2007
In the long run, stock prices have always risen over time. But the timeline of that "always" isn't all that long, which has commentator David Frum wondering, what happens if the baby boomers all start selling at once?
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Soothing words from the Fed

Bob Moon | Aug 22, 2007
Wall Street investors are still anxious to hear which direction the Fed might turn next in its attempts to calm the financial markets, but Bernanke's doing everything he can to keep the "real economy" purring. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy