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Title IX goes from court to classroom

| Jun 22, 2007
Hundreds of U.S. schools are using changes made to the federal Title IX law last fall to extend boys- and girls-only classes beyond gym and sex ed. But critics say that could lead to the very stereotyping and discrimination the law's meant to prevent. Sally Herships reports.

Property taxes falling

Dan Grech | Jun 22, 2007
Homeowners in some 21 states are holding their breath, hoping for reform that'll bring property tax relief. Four states have already slashed property taxes. But not everyone shares the joy, particularly schools and other local agencies that rely on tax dollars. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Right portion, right business model

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 22, 2007
T.G.I. Friday's is bucking casual dining's super-size-me trend to offer a new "Right Portion, Right Price" menu. Customers get about 2/3 the food for about 2/3 the price. And for Friday's it's meant more customers, higher profits. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Greeting cards still feelin' the love

Jill Barshay | Jun 22, 2007
You might think all those thank you e-mails and free e-cards and party Evites you receive would pile up and start weighing down the greeting card industry's bottom line, but profits are soaring. Jill Barshay looks at how they're keeping paper cards alive.
Posted In: Retail

Short-term loans without the shark

Alisa Roth | Jun 22, 2007
The storefronts are a hallmark of lower-income neighborhoods. "Payday loan" operations offer short-term loans to people who need emergency cash, but often at outrageously high interest rates. Now the government's looking for better options. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Calling off Manhunt 2

Stephen Beard | Jun 22, 2007
The creators of the hyper-violent Grand Theft Auto video game series may have gone too far this time. A sequel to a best-selling gorefest has been banned in the U.K. and won't be sold in the U.S. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Forget free market competition

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 22, 2007
E.U. leaders are working to finalize a basic set of agreed upon principles, but if it stands, a decision to leave free market competition out of the treaty could have far-reaching implications inside Europe and out. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Supreme Court sides with business again

Steve Henn | Jun 21, 2007
An 8-1 Supreme Court ruling will make it more difficult for investors to bring class action lawsuits that allege they've been ripped off by companies committing securities fraud. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Some New Orleans levees still in danger

Tess Vigeland | Jun 21, 2007
Almost two years and more than $1 billion has been spent in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina to fix the city's levees. But the Army Corps of Engineers says some neighborhoods are still vulnerable to floods.
Posted In: Washington

What's out of sight is on their minds

Janet Babin | Jun 21, 2007
Is the rapidly increasing use of microscopic nanomaterials safe? A green group is joining with a chemical company to lay down some guidelines. Janet Babin reports.