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Better homes and students

| Mar 13, 2007
The annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago isn't open to the public, but a few design students do get a chance to go — and to try to come up with the next must-have for beds, baths or beyond.

A case against open skies

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 13, 2007
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have put aside their rivalry for the day. They're trying to convince Britain's Parliament not to sign off on the proposed open skies agreement with the U.S.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Catching up on sick days

Hilary Wicai | Mar 13, 2007
The U.S. is the only economic powerhouse that doesn't guarantee its workers paid sick days. A bill to be introduced in Congress today would change that, but business groups are likely to lobby against it.
Posted In: Health, Jobs, Washington

Will New Century's fall make waves?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 12, 2007
Subprime lender New Century moved a step closer to bankruptcy as its lenders called in their loans. Track the falling dominos and it might push the whole economy lower, too. Hillary Wicai reports.

Accountants object to accountability law

Alisa Roth | Mar 12, 2007
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce commission today took aim at Sarbanes-Oxley, the corporate-governance law that businesses have learned to hate. They say it leaves auditors unfairly open to risk. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing

Moving to Dubai

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 12, 2007
Halliburton's CEO says he's going to set up his offices in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Some analysts say the move makes good business sense.

What have the oil companies done wrong?

| Mar 12, 2007
Mention any company remotely involved with oil and consumers start seeing red. Commentator Ben Stein says that anger is misdirected.
Posted In: Economy

Turn up the heat and open the window

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 12, 2007
In New York City you can walk past a building on a cold day and hear the whir of an air conditioner. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Posted In: New York

FDA gives advice on fresh produce

Helen Palmer | Mar 12, 2007
The FDA issued new guidelines today for fresh-cut produce. But the agency's director says the new guidelines aren't exactly the scientific solution to food-borne illness. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

A hundred years of smokes

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 12, 2007
Allan Brandt, professor of the history of medicine at Harvard University, talks about his new book, "The Cigarette Century," with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health, Retail