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For some, life is good — and hidden

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 16, 2007
Most Afghans say their lives haven't improved since U.S. troops were sent in six years ago. For those with wealth, however, it's a different story. Miranda Kennedy reports on how Kabul's new elite spend their time.
Posted In: Canada

P.J.'s Cliffs Notes on Adam Smith

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 16, 2007
It's the book that made free trade famous: "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith. But who's got time to read its 900-plus pages? Humorist P.J. O'Rourke did and wrote his own book about it. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Dealing with employee burnout

| Jan 16, 2007
Job stress costs employers $300 billion a year — but how do you keep workers from hitting the burnout point? Apryl Lundsten looks at how emergency call centers help their operators cope.
Posted In: Jobs

Small towns brace for Ford fallout

| Jan 16, 2007
Nearly 40,000 hourly Ford employees have accepted buyout offers that begin this month. And that could send city budgets in places like Brookpark, Ohio into the red. Mhari Saito has the story.
Posted In: Auto

Flat-panel prices plummet — profits follow

Bob Moon | Jan 16, 2007
LG.Philips LCD reported a huge quarterly loss, its third straight, to close out 2006 as competition pushed prices for those big-screen TVs down. Way down.
Posted In: Science, Wall Street

Netflix delivers to your PC

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 16, 2007
No need to wait for the mail to get the next DVD on your queue. Netflix will soon begin offering film downloads online — but there are limits to the new service. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Oil royalties slip-sliding away

Jeff Tyler | Jan 16, 2007
Have oil companies been cheating the government out of billions in unpaid royalties? A federal court in Denver is hearing the case. Jeff Tyler takes a closer look.

BP might be in legal hot water

Stephen Beard | Jan 16, 2007
The Baker report, due out today, is expected to be highly critical of safety lapses at BP's U.S. oil refineries. And that could have costly ramifications in the courts, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Student loan rates going down?

Hilary Wicai | Jan 16, 2007
The House is expected to pass a bill tomorrow that would cut interest rates on student loans by half — but banks are hoping to stop it in the Senate. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

BAE scandal heads to Paris

Stephen Beard and Bob Moon | Jan 16, 2007
British officials go before an OECD committee today to explain why their government halted a bribery investigation into defense contractor BAE. Stephen Beard says the reason is pretty clear.
Posted In: Canada