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Keep the music going and the artists paid

| Apr 2, 2007
How can the record companies stay alive when American consumers trade over a billion music tracks freely online every month? Commentator Celia Hirschman offers a win-win solution for labels, artists and fans.

It's a digital hit in China

Scott Tong | Apr 2, 2007
The TV show Prison Break is the hottest series in China, thanks to the millions of fans who download the show illegally. Scott Tong reports on the power of digital word-of-mouth in the world's biggest consumer market.
Posted In: Canada

Remembering Wall Street's original tycoons

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 2, 2007
Before there was Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley, there was Lazard Freres. Kai Ryssdal talks to author William Cohan on his book about the financial firm's legacy on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

The real cowboys of computer programming

| Apr 2, 2007
You can't go horseback riding at the Big Nerd Ranch, but you can rope in some killer software-coding skills.

Sloan Sessions: GM pensions done right

Scott Jagow | Apr 2, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says General Motors' plan to fund its worker pensions is performing so well, you might even argue it's subsidizing the rest of the company.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

First pillar of DRM crumbles

Stephen Beard | Apr 2, 2007
Apple had previously called on the big three record labels to remove digital rights management restrictions on their downloadable music — and this morning EMI announced that it's willing to play along.

Ohio helps homeowners avoid foreclosure

Steve Tripoli | Apr 2, 2007
Faced with broad fallout from a weak economy and a widespread foreclosure crisis, Ohio is putting up state-backed bonds to provide a pool of refinancing money to help some struggling homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

Visa circus opens — and closes — today

Alisa Roth | Apr 2, 2007
Skilled foreign workers can apply for H-1B visas starting today, but they won't last long. Critics say the quota needs to be raised, but efforts to revamp the system keep getting caught up in the larger immigration debate.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Changing times, changing kibbutzim

Shia Levitt | Apr 2, 2007
As more and more young people opt to leave Israel's kibbutzim, those remaining have been forced to seek out new types of financial security to ensure they'll be taken care of in old age.
Posted In: Canada

Bird flu vaccine for chicken feed?

Scott Jagow | Apr 2, 2007
Britain's largest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, reportedly will meet with the WHO Friday to discuss ways to provide developing countries with low-cost vaccines against the H5N1 avian flu virus. Indonesia made sure of it.
Posted In: Canada, Health