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Does it come in beige?

| Oct 5, 2007
When prospects in the housing market are dull, so is the furniture. Jessica Jones explains why neutral-colored couches are popular right now.

On the road again . . . and again

| Oct 5, 2007
With profits waning across the board for album sales, musicians -- particularly the older ones -- know that the money is on the road. Doug Krizner talks to Variety managing editor Stuart Levine about the decades-old artists still touring.
Posted In: Entertainment

New report monitors our privacy

| Oct 5, 2007
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is releasing its progress report on the level of privacy in countries around the world. Jeremy Hobson looks into lingering concerns about who's watching over shoulders in the U.S.
Posted In: Crime

There's a reason it's a product 'party'

| Oct 5, 2007
The words "product party" usually conjure up images of old ladies selling Tupperware. But Alex Goldmark discovered there were some out there that managed to be fun -- and profitable.
Posted In: Retail

China steps into Darfur conflict

| Oct 5, 2007
China's contributions to some of Africa's least-democratic regimes has met criticism from the international peace community. Terry Fitzpatrick reports why the country's spending has hurt its reputation.
Posted In: Investing

Should have just bought the CD

Lisa Napoli | Oct 5, 2007
A woman was fined $220,000 yesterday in the first trial against illegal online music sharing. Lisa Napoli looks into whether the verdict will have an effect on future piracy.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Chinese aren't cleaning their plates

| Oct 4, 2007
The Asian economic miracle has created a generation of picky eaters. In Hong Kong, wasted food is a big problem. Scott Tong reports a few restaurants are taking aim at leftovers.

NHL's in a world of trouble -- or potential

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 4, 2007
The National Hockey League season has begun in earnest. But amid the baseball playoffs and the new NFL season heating up, you may have missed it. All of which goes to Diana Nyad's point about the position hockey's put itself in. She talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Sports

Should loggers see old forest for trees?

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 4, 2007
The White House has plans to dramatically increase the amount of logging allowed on federal lands in the Pacific Northwest. Environmentalists are crying foul, but logging towns are seeing green. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Sputnik-era inspiration needs a boost

| Oct 4, 2007
Fifty years ago today the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, taking the lead in the space race and spurring the creation of the American space program. Commentator and engineer Bill Hammack says the drive that competition put into young people is in need of a new frontier.