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Geek seeks same for LTR

| Jul 27, 2007
Internet dating is a huge business, but where does the Star Wars-loving, D&D-playing pocket-protector set look for love? Enter, a site where folks with somewhat oddball passions find their perfect match.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Will flow of yen dry up with stock scare?

| Jul 27, 2007
The recent global buying frenzy has been fueled by relatively low interest rates on the Japanese yen. Consultant Roger Bootle says the downward turn in stocks could get worse if that flow of cash gets scarce.

Simpsons poised to spark TV revolution

| Jul 27, 2007
Mike Speir of Variety magazine says the film version of The Simpsons just might be revolutionary. If it's as successful as hoped, it will be the first blockbuster to move from TV to the silver screen.
Posted In: Entertainment

No virtual gambling in a virtual world

Janet Babin | Jul 27, 2007
The Second Life universe is a sort of alternate reality where members can buy virtual property, have virtual sex and until recently gamble for more-than-virtual dollars. But that's all over. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Coming to America? Tell me more...

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 27, 2007
Under a new deal, airlines flying from the E.U. must submit passenger lists before takeoff. The U.S. can the use personal data to search for terrorism suspects, and keep the data for 15 years. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Bad Bankruptcy Law

Chris Farrell | Jul 26, 2007
On April 20, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act into law. Record number of Americans...

Wall Street shakes with volatile energy

Bob Moon | Jul 26, 2007
From last week's record high to today's 311-point drop, the market is a volatile place lately. And Bob Moon found out that the roller coaster ride is likely to continue.
Posted In: Wall Street

Ford profits make a U-turn

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 26, 2007
Ford reported its first quarterly profit in two years today, surprising most analysts. Kai Ryssdal talked to The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about what allowed for the automaker's good news.
Posted In: Auto

Farm subsidies as seen from the farm

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 26, 2007
With the House considering a multibillion-dollar farm bill this week, we sought out the view from the tractor. Kai Ryssdal talks with Georgia farmer Stephen Houston.
Posted In: Washington

Paulson: Farm bill bad for trade

John Dimsdale | Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the House today that the farm bill it's debating would damage relations with U.S. trading partners. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington