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Air Force to defend cyberspace

John Dimsdale | Nov 2, 2006
The Air Force today announced the creation of a major command center. It's beefing up our military defenses — to keep the Internet safe from attack. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Tom Cruise lands a new gig

Lisa Napoli | Nov 2, 2006
After being publicly dumped by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise is breathing life back into MGM's storied United Artists studio. Lisa Napoli has details on the deal that's got Hollywood buzzing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Immigration's ground zero

| Nov 2, 2006
Congress has brushed aside President Bush's guest worker program in favor of a 700-mile long fence with Mexico. But Arizona has its own immigration initiatives on the ballot. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
Posted In: Immigration

NBA players overworked?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 2, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Diana Nyad about the beginning of the NBA season and whether top pro players should be called on to represent the U.S. at international competitions.
Posted In: Sports

Eminent domain's slippery, costly slope

| Nov 2, 2006
Measures in four Western states would force local governments to pay property owners if regulations — such as zoning — reduce their property value. Commentator Jamie Court argues that would actually hurt taxpayers and homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

Our money's on the bull

Jane Lindholm | Nov 2, 2006
Bull riding is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. and all kinds of folks are cashing in. The World Finals kicked off last weekend in Las Vegas. Jane Lindholm took a little more than 8 seconds to check it out.
Posted In: Sports

Alternative minimum tax net widens

Scott Jagow | Nov 2, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell discuss why politicians aren't talking about the alternative minimum tax.
Posted In: Taxes

Arizona considers election lottery

| Nov 2, 2006
A novel initiative is on next week's ballot in Arizona. It would set up a million-dollar lottery to entice voters to go to the polls. Claudine LoMonaco talks to the man behind it — and his critics.

Happy holidays for retail sales?

Jeff Tyler | Nov 2, 2006
Retail sales figures for October are due out today, and they're expected to be up. Jeff Tyler looks at what the news might mean heading into the holiday home stretch.

FCC says yes to free Wi-Fi

Lisa Napoli | Nov 2, 2006
Federal regulators decided yesterday that Continental Airlines can keep operating its free Wi-Fi network at Boston's Logan airport — against the port authority's wishes. Lisa Napoli looks at the implications of the ruling.
Posted In: Science