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Mining law might go modern

Sam Eaton | Oct 18, 2007
U.S. mining law has gone unchanged for more than a century, and large corporations have taken advantage of the free pass given to the original miners of the Western frontier. But Sam Eaton tells us that could soon change.

Will Social Security explode?

Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Oct 18, 2007
The first of 76 million baby boomers filed for Social Security this week. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell says there's no need to worry about a system overload. He talks to Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement

Wall Street wasn't banking on profits

Jill Barshay | Oct 18, 2007
Several banks are reporting profits this week, and despite analysts' grim expectations, they're not doing so badly. But that doesn't mean there may not be trouble ahead. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Unions unmoved by Sarkozy's reforms

Eleanor Beardsley | Oct 18, 2007
Only a small fraction of trains in France are running as workers strike against President Sarkozy's reforms. Eleanor Beardsley looks into whether Sarkozy will win his first battle with the unions.
Posted In: Travel

NBA scores a slam dunk in China

Scott Tong | Oct 17, 2007
The NBA's offiicially gone global. NBA China has opened for business. China is the league's biggest market outside the United States. And don't think sneaker companies and sports marketers haven't noticed. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Sports

Tabasco not such hot stuff anymore

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 17, 2007
The spicy red sauce created by the McIlhenny family isn't as hot a market leader as it once was. Jeffrey Rothfeder, who has written a book about the product and the family, explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Retail

Party at the gas station!

| Oct 17, 2007
While Big Oil is pumping big profits, independent gas stations selling non-branded fuel are seeing hard times. But reporter Kate Golden found one stubborn holdout in Northern California who's doing a brisk trade by offering tasty foods, good talk and impulse buys.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Slow growth, less foreign money ... Worry?

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 17, 2007
The Fed says growth has slowed almost everywhere in the nation. And the Treasury Department says foreign investors are pulling their money out of U.S. markets at a record pace. What's this mean? Kai Ryssdal got the views of Alec Young of Standard & Poor's Equity Research.
Posted In: Economy

Going green is only good business

| Oct 17, 2007
Lots of companies are going green. And they can't wait to tell you about it in their ads and press releases. But commentator Robert Reich says, Big whoop!

It's the BETTER Business Bureau

Steve Tripoli | Oct 17, 2007
What could be a more straightforward brand than the Better Business Bureau? For some, though, the BBB's become the place to go to complain about business. So it's launched a nationwide campaign to let people know it does some other things, too. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship