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Online gaming ban doesn't go far enough

| Oct 3, 2006
Internet gambling can be a big problem for the people doing the gambling. Commentator and professional gambler Lee Aaron Blair says the bill Congress just passed is only a good first step.

Five weeks, $1 billion 'til Election Day

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 3, 2006
Political candidates around the nation will collectively spend about <nobr>$1 billion</nobr> now through Nov. 7 &mdash; on top of the $1 billion they've already spent. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jordan Lieberman of Campaigns and Elections magazine about where the money's going.

The cost of caring for elderly parents

| Oct 3, 2006
Baby Boomers started turning 60 this year. Millions will face expensive retirement and healthcare issues, but many are already making major sacrifices to care for their elderly parents. Apryl Lundsten reports.

More than one way to acquire new readers

| Oct 3, 2006
With fewer people reading traditional newspapers, publishers have been forced to look for ways to reach out to new audiences. One newspaper in Florida recently bought a new audience. Lyn Millner has the story.

About that oil price conspiracy . . .

| Oct 3, 2006
Humorist Tim Bedore looks at conspiracy theories that the GOP is behind the recent drop in gas prices.

FCC reconsiders media mergers

Sarah Gardner | Oct 3, 2006
The Federal Communications Commission convenes a public hearing in Los Angeles today as part of efforts to revise rules over media consolidation in local markets.

GM board at crossroads

Sam Eaton | Oct 3, 2006
Directors of the world's largest automaker meet today as rival factions within the company put forth competing plans for GM's turnaround. Sam Eaton reports.

Starbucks prices go up today

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 3, 2006
The coffee retailer raises prices on coffee drinks by five cents today. Will it turn off customers? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Online gaming ban: Is it protectionism?

Stephen Beard | Oct 3, 2006
One of Britain's biggest Internet gambling firms says the bill clamping down on Internet betting is designed to squeeze foreign operators out of the highly lucrative market. Stephen Beard reports.

Napster launches in Japan

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 3, 2006
Napster today launched its service in the world's second-largest music market. But it's going to take a different approach to sell music downloads in Japan. Jocelyn Ford explains.
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