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Trying to lock up Wolfgang's Vault

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 19, 2006
Rock bands — including some members of Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Grateful Dead — are suing to shut down website. They claim its streaming of old concerts and selling of memorabilia is an illegal combination.

Require age-adjusted earnings reports

| Dec 19, 2006
Commentator Matt Miller says that to get business' attention on health-care and pension issues, the Democratic Congress should require separate income statements that show what earnings would be if companies had average-aged workers.
Posted In: Canada

Working for the chain gang

Steve Tripoli | Dec 19, 2006
Franchises rake in $1 trillion in retail spending a year. One out of 16 Americans works in one. Franchise owners get name recognition and marketing clout from the home office. And that's not all. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

We get letters

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 19, 2006
Kai Ryssdal airs comments and complaints from our listeners.

Far from a winter wonderland

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 19, 2006
Christmastime can be a tough season for American ex-pats in India. Miranda Kennedy found some who were looking for the holiday spirit in New Delhi.
Posted In: Canada

Putting eBay to the test

| Dec 19, 2006
Cash Peters heads off to eBay U, where it doesn't take long for him to learn that you <i>can</i> sell anything online.
Posted In: Science

Goodbye VHS, farewell fair use

| Dec 19, 2006
As VHS tapes and VCRs head the way of Betamax and phonographs, commentator Bill Hammack warns that the right to fair use is in danger of disappearing right along with them.

Bah, inflation humbug

Scott Jagow | Dec 19, 2006
U.S. producer prices soared 2 percent in November &mdash; the biggest gain in more than 30 years. But we shouldn't jump to conclusions, says analyst Dana Soporta.
Posted In: Economy

A 'dead cat bounce' on Wall Street?

Sarah Gardner | Dec 19, 2006
Analysts are expecting positive numbers when the government releases November housing starts and wholesale prices today, but the good news may be temporary. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Battle for cheaper cable

Sam Eaton | Dec 19, 2006
The FCC decides tomorrow whether to make it easier for phone companies to enter local cable markets. Increased competition would likely drop prices for consumers, but public access channels could suffer. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington