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Aer Lingus going public

Jeff Tyler | Jul 6, 2006
The Irish parliament voted today to privatize its national airline. While US airlines are struggling, carriers abroad have been raking in the profits — especially Aer Lingus. So why let it go? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Can Microsoft compete with iPod?

| Jul 6, 2006
Microsoft is expected to show off its new media player to music labels this week, hoping to head off rival Apple by offering more features the record industry wants. But will consumers buy it? Annie Baxter reports.
Posted In: Science

Can next generation of entrepreneurs deliver?

Curt Nickisch | Jul 6, 2006
A recent survey of entrepreneurs revealed that most earned money as kids, many via a paper route. The classic paperboy has gone the way of Mayberry. So is America losing an entrepreneurial breeding ground? Curt Nickisch looks below the fold.

Billboards with brains

Scott Jagow | Jul 6, 2006
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad and host Scott Jagow discuss new technology debuting at this weekend's World Cup final that measures the effectiveness of billboard advertising.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Sports greats hanging up their cleats, skates, rackets . . .

| Jul 6, 2006
Business of sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas talk about the generation of sports legends heading for the door — and how marketers will replace them.
Posted In: Sports

What happens to Lay's estate?

Bob Moon | Jul 6, 2006
With the death of Enron founder Ken Lay, focus shifts to his estate: How much is left and who's entitled to it? Bob Moon takes a look.

All bets are off in Atlantic City

| Jul 6, 2006
Joel Rose takes a look at the economic impact of a prolonged closure of Atlantic City casinos and one group that's hoping it happens.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Hilary Wicai | Jul 6, 2006
George W. Bush turns 60 today. We asked our own Hillary Wicai to shop for an economic present for him.
Posted In: Washington

Coca-Cola theft

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 6, 2006
Three people face charges for stealing Coke's "secret recipe" and trying to sell it to Pepsi. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Packed planes

| Jul 6, 2006
Carriers are cutting routes and packing planes to fight high fuel costs. But as Annie Baxter reports, the strategy could backfire.