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When violence at home comes to work

| Oct 6, 2006
Domestic violence isn't just a problem at home. It also costs billions of dollars in the workplace. Some companies are responding. From the Work and Family desk, Apryl Lundsten reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 6, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Baseball's bases are loaded

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 6, 2006
Attendance for Major League Baseball games is at an all-time high. From a business standpoint, things are about as good as they get. Sports commentator Diana Nyad takes a look at the game with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Sports

Putting golf out to pasture

Rico Gagliano | Oct 6, 2006
Among cows and barbed-wire fences in farmers' fields, tens of thousands of people are taking to a game called "Farmer's Golf." Rico Gagliano traveled to The Netherlands to learn the origins and secrets of the game.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Sports

Lava town

| Oct 6, 2006
The bustling town of Goma, Congo was devastated several years ago when a volcano erupted and engulfed the town in lava. But residents there have found a silver lining, Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada

Are TV shows worth their price tags?

| Oct 6, 2006
The cost of producing one season of a TV show is now on par with the price of making a movie. Given the slim chances of a show succeeding, is it money well spent? Host Mark Austin Thomas puts the question to Daily Variety's Michael Speier.

Finally, a new passenger data deal

Scott Jagow | Oct 6, 2006
After months of failed negotiations, the U.S. and the European Union today reached a new agreement on sharing air passenger data. The deal has its critics though. Host Scott Jagow talks to the European Parliament's Sophie Int'Veld about lingering concerns.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

School vending machines going on a diet

Hilary Wicai | Oct 6, 2006
Snacks sold in schools will have to cut the fat, calories, sugar and salt under a new agreement announced today. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Retail sales holding their own

| Oct 6, 2006
Despite worries that Americans would shut their wallets due to gas prices and a softening economy, the news out of the retail sector has been surprisingly positive. But can the trend last? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Wal-Mart expands drug discounts

Amy Scott | Oct 6, 2006
After a wildly successful test run in Tampa, Wal-Mart is launching its prescription drug discount for all of Florida four months early — and possibly nationwide by the end of the year. Amy Scott examines the impact.
Posted In: Health