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Fake Steve Jobs has real 'Options'

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 29, 2007
Since early 1996, Dan Lyons has been maintaining a blog with the name Fake Steve Jobs. He was unmasked as the author this past summer, wrapping up a tech-world whodunit. Now he's got a book out as Fake Steve called "Options." He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Nuclear power industry gets recharged

| Oct 29, 2007
After years of resistance from the public, the nuclear industry is attempting a comeback. It has already won $12 billion in taxpayer subsidies and is pushing for even more. Sarah Gardner reports.

Reforms have Paris cabbies driving mad

| Oct 29, 2007
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declared war on the special privileges enjoyed by certain workers. Among others, he's promised to take an ax to the protectionist rules enjoyed by taxi drivers. John Laurenson reports.

Banks find a subprime silver lining

| Oct 29, 2007
Commentator Tyler Cowen says American banks have managed to protect themselves from the subprime crisis even better than you might have imagined.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Another rate cut coming from the Fed?

John Dimsdale | Oct 29, 2007
The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday to consider short-term interest rates. Six weeks ago Ben Bernanke and the gang obliged Wall Street with a half-point cut. John Dimsdale reports investors have their party hats ready once again.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

For rent: Apt. w/ choice of TV service

Lisa Napoli | Oct 29, 2007
For years, consumer advocates have been petitioning the FCC to strike down a rule that lets cable providers sign exclusive contracts with apartment buildings. A report says they will soon get what they wanted -- and telephone companies couldn't be happier.
Posted In: Entertainment

O'Neal may be out on subprime results

Steve Henn | Oct 29, 2007
Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal reportedly will be leaving the investment house following its announcement last week of $8 billion in subprime write-downs. Steve Henn reports O'Neal would be the highest profile casualty of the subprime mortgage debacle.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Big payday for exiting Merrill Lynch CEO

Steve Henn | Oct 29, 2007
Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal faces a probable resignation this morning after the company's biggest quarterly profit lose in its 93-year history. But Steve Henn reports he's not going to walk away empty-handed.
Posted In: Wall Street

Another cabbies' strike in Rome?

| Oct 29, 2007
Cab drivers in Rome are facing off against city hall in a push for a 25 percent price hike. Megan Williams reports how the city's response could threaten another cabbies' strike.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Another Year of Slim Wage Hikes

Chris Farrell | Oct 29, 2007
I just got this message from Sibson Consulting, the benefits consulting firm. It's more disappointing news on the wage front:...