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No joke . . . Trial lawyers consider name change

Hilary Wicai | Jul 14, 2006
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America is considering changing its name to the American Association for Justice. Hillary Wicai looks at why some argue it's a good idea.

Retail sales are driven by love, not real estate

| Jul 14, 2006
There's been speculation that the cooling of the housing market could result in lower retail sales. Commentator and retail consultant Michael Silverstein isn't buying it.
Posted In: Economy

Week on Wall Street

| Jul 14, 2006
Stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about the week on Wall Street and what may be in store for the markets to come.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

NYC to allow union workers to live outside the city

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 14, 2006
New York City has worked out a contract with its biggest municipal union. The union members will get a pay raise, but their biggest bonus is that they'll no longer be required to live in the city. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Gay games x 2

| Jul 14, 2006
Two Olympics a few days apart? The Gay Games starts tomorrow in Chicago and the World Out Games in Montreal begins later this month. John Caldwell of the Advocate talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on.

The Dead Zone: Problem grows from farmers' fields

Sam Eaton | Jul 14, 2006
Fertilizer runoff from the fields of Corn Belt farmers is one of the root causes behind declining fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. What can be done? Sam Eaton reports. <em>Second of two parts.</em>

House swap

Tess Vigeland | Jul 14, 2006
You've got a bungalow in Spain. They've got a brownstone in New York. And both of you are thinking 'Let's trade properties for a little R&R vacation.' Tess Vigeland calculates the cost of a house swap.

How to save up to 30 percent on gas

Scott Jagow | Jul 14, 2006
Host Scott Jagow talks to author Ron Hollenbeck about tips for getting better gas mileage. And it's not just driving less &mdash; though that'll work too.

Hollywood's 'drop' phenomenon

| Jul 14, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier about films that have a huge opening weekend at the box office &mdash; and then seem to disappear.

Funding Hezbollah

Scott Jagow | Jul 14, 2006
Host Scott Jagow talks to Cambridge University Professor George Joffe about where Hezbollah's funding comes from on the second day of attacks &mdash; and counter attacks &mdash; between that group and Israel.
Posted In: Canada