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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.

Reich advises Bernanke

| Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.
Posted In: Economy

State of the Union

John Dimsdale | Feb 1, 2006
John Dimsdale delves into the economics of President Bush's State of the Union address.
Posted In: Economy

Closing the book on Chapter 11

Tess Vigeland | Feb 1, 2006
As United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy protection today, Tess Vigeland looks ahead to what the airline industry should look like once other bankrupt carriers follow suit.

gTunes?

Janet Babin | Feb 1, 2006
Reports that Google was looking to buy digital music provider Napster sent shudders through the music industry yesterday. Google later denied the reports, but many want the search engine to join the music distribution fray and change the rules. Janet Babin has more from the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio.

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