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Investors' interest in British soccer kicks in

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 15, 2007
Owners of some big-time American sports franchises are betting heavily on English football — as they call it over there. Business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about the trend.
Posted In: Investing, Sports

Are CEOs paid an unhealthy amount?

Helen Palmer | Feb 15, 2007
One of the factors often cited as contributing to high health-care costs is the money paid to executives of medical and drug companies. Helen Palmer looks at whether the bosses are worth what they get.
Posted In: Health

Newspapers, spend more money!

Scott Jagow | Feb 15, 2007
Survey says: Newspapers that invest more money in their newsrooms make more money. Researchers say the media industry's recent inclination to slash jobs to cut costs is not only ineffective, but detrimental.
Posted In: Jobs

Why NASCAR, why now?

| Feb 15, 2007
Toyota is already poised to overtake GM as the No. 2 automaker, but USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter says aligning with NASCAR is a no-brainer — and this is the year to do it.
Posted In: Sports

Taking another stab at tobacco regulation

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 15, 2007
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduces a bill today that would allow the FDA to regulate tobacco. And anti-smoking activists say past failures might not mean a thing in the new, more liberal Congress.
Posted In: Washington

Starbucks meets African farmers halfway

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Feb 15, 2007
Under public pressure from social activists, Starbucks has announced that it will double the amount of coffee it purchases from East Africa by 2009 — but it won't necessarily pay more for it.
Posted In: Canada

Outlawing genetic bias in the workplace

Eric Niiler | Feb 15, 2007
Republicans were able to block it for over a decade, but Congress may finally be ready to pass legislation that'll ban employers and insurers from discriminating against people based on DNA.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Meet the un-Barbie

| Feb 15, 2007
A popular Middle Eastern doll made her U.S. debut at the New York Toy Fair this week. Fulla looks a lot like Barbie, but she dresses conservatively, she's studious — and she has no interest in Ken.
Posted In: Retail

Delicate balance: liability vs. accountability

Steve Tripoli | Feb 15, 2007
The SEC wants to limit damages against corporations accused of fraud, but critics say the plan runs the risk of squashing accountability and opening the floodgates for wrongdoing.
Posted In: Crime

DaimlerChrysler talks of possible break-up

Alisa Roth | Feb 14, 2007
It wasn't a big surprise when DaimlerChrysler announced its Chrysler division lost $160 million in the fourth quarter. But what it might do with Chrysler got investors' attention. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto