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Let the gaming console price wars begin

| Jul 11, 2007
Last week Microsoft said it wasn't going to lower the price of the Xbox 360, but the company appears to be changing its tune following Sony's announced markdown of its Playstation 3. They're both trying to lure gamers away from Nintendo's top-selling Wii.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Alcan may be able to foil Alcoa bid

| Jul 11, 2007
Canadian aluminum maker Alcan has been in a bind for the last two months, fighting off a hostile takeover from U.S. rival Alcoa. Today there's word that Alcan may have found a willing partner in London-based Rio Tinto. Michael Hlinka gives us the back story.
Posted In: Canada

Second City no more

Jill Barshay | Jul 11, 2007
Shareholders have approved the merger of the Chicago Mercentile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. That deal will make the Second City home to the largest financial exchange in the world. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Housing slump prompts profit warnings

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 10, 2007
Home Depot, Sears and homebuilder D.R. Horton let Wall Street know they're expecting disappointing earnings because of the housing market's dramatic slowdown. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

More cell-phone choice coming soon?

Sam Eaton | Jul 10, 2007
A new proposal circulating at the Federal Communications Commission could give cell-phone users a lot more choices when it comes to how they use their devices. Sam Eaton explains.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

New robot's a real stunner

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 10, 2007
Taser and iRobot have announced an alliance to build a robot that comes equipped with a Taser. The companies plan to sell the robot for use in prisons or combat. Kai Ryssdal talked with John Pike of about the new product.
Posted In: Crime

Helping out the home team

Nancy Farghalli | Jul 10, 2007
Most pro baseball players are minor leaguers you've probably never heard of and who don't get paid much. Many have to look for ways to stretch their paychecks -- with a little help from friends. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Oh, it's you again!

Steve Tripoli | Jul 10, 2007
Sprint is cutting off about 1,000 of its cell-phone subscribers because, the company says, they've been calling customer service too much. Aren't customer calls what customer service is for? Steve Tripoli asked around.

You found the link that says 'Contact'

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 10, 2007
. . . And you gave us your thoughts on our reports about Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Hooters in New England, Chinese-made toys and, er, our bad grammar.

Go west, young frau!

Kyle James | Jul 10, 2007
Educated young women in East Germany are moving away in search of opportunity in the West and other parts of the world. Kyle James reports on the impact their migration is having back home.
Posted In: Jobs