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Junk food could get held back

Sarah Gardner | Apr 6, 2006
A bill introduced in Congress would effectively ban the sale of junk food in public schools. If approved, students might have to go someplace other than the cafeteria vending machine to get their Cheetos. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Blair under fire for political deal-making

Stephen Beard | Apr 6, 2006
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is finding himself in hot water. There are allegations that big political contributors have been rewarded with seats in Parliament. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

The art of a Wal-Mart tour

| Apr 6, 2006
As you walk the aisles of your local Wal-Mart, you can follow along with an artist who adds her downloaded voice to the criticisms of the retail giant's business practices. Sara Nics reports.

Farrell on immigration: "Let's do it now!"

Scott Jagow | Apr 6, 2006
Despite listener objections to his call for increased legal immigration to the United States, personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow he's even more convinced the US should throw open its doors.

Steroid cloud hangs over baseball

| Apr 6, 2006
Business of sports commentator David Carter tells host Mark Austin Thomas that Major League Baseball's ongoing steroids scandal is a growing cause of concern among sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

EU v. US monetary policy

Alisa Roth | Apr 6, 2006
The European Central Bank is expected to leave the Euro-zone interest rate unchanged today when it meets to discuss monetary policy. Alisa Roth reports on the differences between the ECB and the US Federal Reserve Bank.

A new dust-up at The Masters

| Apr 6, 2006
Exxon-Mobil shareholders have asked the company to explain why it's sponsoring this year's Master's golf tournament, when the Augusta National Golf Club continues to bar women members. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Sports

All eyes are on NYC hotel negotiations

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 6, 2006
Hotel managers and union locals across the country have their eyes turned toward New York City, where hotel workers and managers are trying to hammer out a new labor contract. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Hurricane insecurity

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 6, 2006
Word that a major insurer plans to drop hurricane coverage for more than 140,000 homeowners in Florida has residents across the Gulf Coast worried that other insurers will soon follow suit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Jeffrey's in the skillet

Amy Scott | Apr 6, 2006
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will likely get up on the witness stand to defend himself at his conspiracy and fraud trial in Houston today. Amy Scott reports.



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