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Big oil gets bigger

Stephen Beard | Feb 2, 2006
Shell today reported the biggest three-month profit ever for a British company. The news follows Exxon Mobil's earnings this week, the largest quarter ever recorded by a publicly-listed US company. The reason for both was the same: The soaring price of crude. It lifted Shell's annual profits to $23 billion. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Unreal unemployment numbers

Scott Tong | Feb 2, 2006
A key measure of our economy is how many people are employed. But is that number measured accurately? A new report says maybe not; the government's methods often pump up the number of Americans with a job. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

United emerges from bankruptcy

Bob Moon | Feb 1, 2006
United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy today, just as Jet Blue announced first quarter losses. What does an airline need to do to make a profit? What will United do lift its stock value? Bob Moon has the story.

Burger King goes public

Amy Scott | Feb 1, 2006
Burger King stock will be publicly offered for the first time in the chain's history. Burger King is one of the top three burger chains in the country, but it's the only one never to be traded publicly. Amy Scott takes a closer look.
Posted In: Wall Street

As long as they don't call it the Kentucky Fried Derby...

| Feb 1, 2006
Yum Foods has won a 5-year contract to sponsor the Kentucky Derby. The company, which owns Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, is the first-ever sponsor of the Derby. Curt Nickish reports on the significance.

Wal-Mart: No Plan B for you

| Feb 1, 2006
Three Massachusetts women have filed a suit against Wal-Mart because the store does not carry an emergency contraceptive. A new Massachusetts law allows pharmacists to sell the 'Plan B' pill without a prescription. But as Alisa Roth explains, Wal-Mart pharmacies don't stock it.

The competitive edge

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 1, 2006
The president's State of the Union address last night started with a discussion of the economy, and how the government can make the economy more competitive. Kai Ryssdal speaks with competitiveness expert Clyde Prestowitz about whether the president's prescription will cure what ails the US economy.
Posted In: Economy

Health saving accounts - what might they mean?

Helen Palmer | Feb 1, 2006
The State of the Union address focused most strongly on foreign affairs and terrorism. But the president gave a push to one of his favorite initiatives: Health saving accounts. As Helen Palmer reports, the prospect of more cash flowing into these new health care accounts is reshaping health insurance -- and financial services.
Posted In: Health

Time to unlink healthcare and work

| Feb 1, 2006
Conservative commentator Steve Moore says that the US needs to stop linking healthcare and employment.
Posted In: Health

Used cars migrate over the border

| Feb 1, 2006
As car buyers shed their old cars for the hotter, 2006 models, dealers have found themselves inundated with trade-ins. This over supply in the used-car market is having a ripple effect, all the way to Mexico. Jordana Gustafson has the story.

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