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Seminoles buy Hard Rock

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 7, 2006
Florida's Seminole tribe is buying the Hard Rock brand — the famed rock-n-roll-themed cafes, a collection of memorabilia and two casino hotels — in a deal worth close to $1 billion. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

Losing the fight against poverty

John Dimsdale | Dec 7, 2006
Poverty continues to be a major problem in a majority of nations that borrow money from the World Bank, a report finds. And anti-corruption campaigns have also proven to be ineffective. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada

Blue Dogs will be guarding the House

| Dec 7, 2006
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that the new Congress will look just like the old one, because the democratic majority is as centrist and pro-business as many Republicans.
Posted In: Washington

Hospital care drives health costs

Helen Palmer | Dec 7, 2006
The U.S. will spend around $2 trillion on health care this year. And, Helen Palmer discovers, nearly a third of that cash is devoted to hospitals.
Posted In: Health

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 CNET.com'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

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