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Office rule: No assholes

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 6, 2007
You know those people in your office who love making your life miserable? Your boss? A co-worker? Author Bob Sutton says we should have a rule against them. They're bad for morale and business. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

A little name-calling between giants

Alisa Roth | Mar 6, 2007
Microsoft's corporate counsel for copyright, trademark and trade secrets gave a speech in New York today, claiming Google has a cavalier attitude toward copyright. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime

Computer crime gets organized

Steve Tripoli | Mar 6, 2007
A growing number of computer hackers are recruiting tech-savvy students and professionals to help them commit cyber-crimes. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Can't choose your typosquatters

| Mar 6, 2007
Commentator Bill Langworthy points out that, much as in real-world real estate, a domain name's value is all about location, location, location. And, good or bad, typosquatters are just a keystroke away.
Posted In: Science

Paris tries to unchain Champs-Elysées

Eleanor Beardsley | Mar 6, 2007
The glamorous Champs-Elysées has been losing lustre as high rents and big retail chains crowd out the quaint Parisian shops and high-end clientele that made it famous. So the city has decided to battle the tides of modern commerce.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

New attack on predatory lending

Dan Grech | Mar 6, 2007
Sub-prime lenders are suffering double-digit drops on Wall Street. Consumer advocates say it's the fallout of shady lending practices, and today they launched a national campaign to address the problem.
Posted In: Housing

EU like it's 1985

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 6, 2007
A report out today from a European commerce association says stacked against a number of yardsticks, the E.U. economy is decades behind the U.S.
Posted In: Canada

Best bait-and-switch?

| Mar 6, 2007
Connecticut is investigating complaints that Best Buy tried to trick customers into paying full price for items that were supposed to be on sale. Best Buy says store employees just made a mistake.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Turning cow pies into cash piles

| Mar 6, 2007
New technology is helping beef and dairy farmers turn a profit on a sustainable commodity right in their own back... well, barnyards. Seems one farm's cow poop can power hundreds of homes.

Singin' the payola blues

Scott Jagow | Mar 6, 2007
They don't admit wrongdoing, but four major radio broadcasters have agreed to a major FCC fine to settle accusations that they regularly accepted cash from record labels in exchange for airplay.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment