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Another round of Blockbuster v. Netflix

Lisa Napoli | Dec 6, 2006
With 25 days in the month to go, how do you reach your end-of-year subscriber goal? Poach from the competition. Lisa Napoli says, welcome to the continuing war between Blockbuster and Netflix.
Posted In: Entertainment

Nuclear deal needs damage control

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 6, 2006
House and Senate negotiators plan to unveil the reconciled versions of the Indian nuclear bill today, but India has been threatening not to accept the final version. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Wall Street's happy. . . how 'bout you?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 5, 2006
Productivity inched up in the third quarter while wage growth slowed and factory orders plunged. What are all these numbers really saying about the economy? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Hoarding the wealth

Dan Grech | Dec 5, 2006
Two percent of the richest people own more than half the world's wealth, says a study on poverty today — and almost all of them live in first-world countries. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Food safety system called into question

John Dimsdale | Dec 5, 2006
Consumer Reports cautions today that a large percentage of chicken sold in the U.S. contains illness-causing bacteria. Critics say the report is flawed. John Dimsdale has details.
Posted In: Health

Mr. Gates, fix the budget plan first

| Dec 5, 2006
Almost half a trillion dollars has been spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there's an even higher price to pay if the Pentagon can't figure out how to plan a budget, says commentator Gordon Adams.

Driving terrorism from the Philippines

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 5, 2006
The U.S. is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the Philippines in hopes of derailing efforts by militant insurgents to recruit from its sizable Muslim population. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Lessons in online ticket scalping

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 5, 2006
Reporter Steve Knopper spent 38 days trying to turn a profit from scalping concert tickets for WIRED Magazine. He tells host Kai Ryssdal about his discoveries.
Posted In: Entertainment

Gift shopping on $100 budget

| Dec 5, 2006
The holidays are fast approaching, but what happens when you're seriously in debt before the shopping season even begins? A woman named Virginia tells us how she faced Christmas $50,000 in the red.

Chefs learn to bring the farm to your table

| Dec 5, 2006
Five times a year, a pair of organic farmers in Eastern Washington invites chefs and culinary students to spend a week living and working "farm to table." Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.