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Down with TiVo

| Aug 7, 2006
TiVo created a product that let consumers bypass TV ads. That's left advertisers looking for more inventive ways to get their messages to consumers. And that has economist and commentator Austan Goolsbee irritated.

Introducing the toll road to Afghanistan

Miranda Kennedy | Aug 7, 2006
Afghanistan has a plan to restore stability and economic growth, but it involves a toll road through the country's dangerous southern region. And handing over that toll is a new, unwelcome concept for most Afghans. Miranda Kennedy has the story.
Posted In: Canada

How I recovered from a debt-ridden lifestyle

| Aug 7, 2006
The Federal Reserve reported today that consumer borrowing jumped dramatically earlier this summer. That means more Americans owe more money. One woman tells us how she climbed out from under a mountain of debt.

Maintaining Harley-Davidson's allure

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 7, 2006
James Ziemer runs motorcycle-maker Harley-Davidson. In the latest of our Conversations from the Corner Office, he tells host Kai Ryssdal why his company's bikes have remained an American icon.

Sloan Sessions: Earnings forecasts

Scott Jagow | Aug 7, 2006
Some business groups are calling on publicly-traded companies to stop issuing earnings forecasts. Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Alan Sloan discuss why some say those predictions do more harm than good.
Posted In: Wall Street

iPod gizmos

| Aug 7, 2006
There are rumors — just rumors — that Apple CEO Steve Jobs may announce a new iPod later today. And there's a brand-new industry that will spring into action if he does. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Science

BP closing Alaskan oil field

| Aug 7, 2006
Oil prices hit $77 a barrel on European markets today. One major factor pushing up prices: British oil giant BP is shutting down one of the largest oil fields in the US due to a pipeline leak. Stephen Beard reports.

Southern Lebanon's economy devastated

| Aug 7, 2006
Nearly a month into the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas, Ben Gilbert surveys the toll the crisis has taken on the economy of Southern Lebanon.
Posted In: Canada

Telecom mergers get a second look

Steve Tripoli | Aug 7, 2006
SBC's merger with AT&T and Verizon's union with MCI are done deals, right? Not exactly. Steve Tripoli reports a federal judge still has the power to tinker with the fine print.

ABC expands fall Web lineup

Lisa Napoli | Aug 7, 2006
ABC has plans to beef up its online offerings for the upcoming TV season. Lisa Napoli reports it's an indication TV executives are taking the smaller screen more seriously.
Posted In: Science

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