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Time to sideline coaches' salaries?

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 7, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to sports analyst Diana Nyad about why colleges are signing football coaches to lengthy multimillion-dollar contracts only to buy them out after a mediocre season.
Posted In: Sports

Japan to dispatch 'sushi police'

| Dec 7, 2006
Japan has set up a certification system to crack down on overseas restaurants that don't meet their standards for authentic Japanese cuisine. Steve Herman has the story.
Posted In: Canada

High-tech holiday picks for beginners

Brian Watt | Dec 7, 2006
Xbox 360, Wii, PSP3 — how do you choose? Is there an iPod alternative? Host Brian Watt asks's Brian Cooley which expensive toys make the best gifts for novices.
Posted In: Science

College football politics

| Dec 7, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas asks business of sports expert David Carter about whether anyone's happy with the BCS system. He says the bigger question is, how can NCAA football balance its growing commercialization?
Posted In: Sports

Hard Rock sold!

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 7, 2006
Florida's Seminole tribe has snapped up the famed Hard Rock chain of cafes, casinos, concert and hotel venues. And it may have been a steal, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

Study: Cell phones don't cause cancer

Janet Babin | Dec 7, 2006
Researchers have <i>almost</i> definitively debunked the rumored link between cell phone use and cancer. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Health, Science

Investing in Iraq's oil

Jeff Tyler | Dec 7, 2006
Years of sabotage, corruption and neglect have left Iraq's oil industry struggling. Some analysts estimate it needs $20 billion in new investment to get back on track. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Google makes a deal with British TV

Stephen Beard | Dec 7, 2006
Google has signed on with British satellite TV firm BSkyB to develop its broadband services &mdash; and it's an alliance that Hollywood's going to be watching closely, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Barnes & Noble for sale?

Alisa Roth | Dec 7, 2006
Shares of the bookseller's stock were up Wednesday after an analyst suggested the company may be ripe for a leveraged buyout. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

FDA to review drug-coated stents

Helen Palmer | Dec 7, 2006
Drug-coated stents used to prop open clogged arteries have some big advantages, but studies suggest they could carry dangerous risks too. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health