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Our very own vending-machine price index

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 12, 2007
Here are the latest economic indicators from our office vending machine: corn chips, up 10%; soda, up a dime; tiny donuts, up 30 cents! So we called economist Dan Basse to find out what's going on.
Posted In: Retail

Trying to leave 'No Child Left Behind'

Steve Henn | Apr 12, 2007
The affluent Fairfax County, Va., school district has a big meeting in Washington tomorrow. It's a last-ditch effort to avoid millions of dollars in fines for not complying with the No Child Left Behind Act. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

This time, black money's doing the talking

| Apr 12, 2007
CBS fired radio host Don Imus today over his racial slur against Rutgers' women's basketball team. As always, money talked. Advertisers were bailing out. Commentator Marcellus Andrews points out that in this case, it's black money.

The French like their taxes

| Apr 12, 2007
French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy is promising to cut taxes. You might think that would be a winning platform in one of the most highly taxed countries in the world. <em>Au contraire</em>, as John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Let it be MP3

| Apr 12, 2007
The Beatles' music is now just a new royalties deal away from becoming available on iTunes. The band has reportedly settled a $60 million dispute with record company EMI, the final obstacle in the catalogue's journey onto Internet store shelves.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

LA v. Chicago decision at hand

| Apr 12, 2007
This weekend, the U.S. Olympic Committee will choose which city gets to move forward with America's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. And it's going to be a tough decision says USC's David Carter.
Posted In: Sports

Comcast adds Fandango to its lineup

Alisa Roth | Apr 12, 2007
Another big merger in the media business: Cable provider Comcast is buying popular movie ticket website Fandango in its quest to create a one-stop entertainment destination site coming this summer.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Sweet deal: Nestlé's buying Gerber

Stephen Beard | Apr 12, 2007
Confirmation today that Nestl&eacute; is buying Gerber and its 80 percent share of the U.S. baby food market for $5.5 billion. Analysts say it's a smart move for a company looking for healthy growth.
Posted In: Canada

$1 billion subprime bailout of sorts

| Apr 12, 2007
Foreclosures are on the rise as more and more homeowners find themselves unable to refinance, stuck with mortgages they can't afford. But now a nonprofit is teaming up with two major banks to offer thousands a second chance.
Posted In: Housing

Imus out at MSNBC

| Apr 12, 2007
MSNBC said today it's dropping its simulcast of "Imus in the Morning." More sponsors have pulled their ads over the host's wisecrack last week, but some are sticking around &mdash; and CBS Radio may decide it can't afford to fire Don Imus.
Posted In: Entertainment