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Putting out ineffective ads

Janet Babin | Oct 31, 2006
Advertising doesn't always work, but in the case of certain anti-smoking ads, a new study finds that they're actually having the opposite effect. Janet Babin reports.

A case of power and pollution

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Oct 31, 2006
How should the EPA measure the pollution spewing from a smokestack? Tomorrow the Supreme Court hears a complex case that pits environmentalists against a power company. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Big oil slips up

Stephen Beard | Oct 31, 2006
Oil companies are still making hefty profits, but they're having trouble finding and pumping more crude. It's a major problem and the companies themselves may be partly to blame, Stephen Beard reports.

Fantasy soccer for big spenders

Amy Scott | Oct 31, 2006
A couple of UK hedge funds are hoping to score big in a surprising new arena: soccer player futures. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Investing, Sports

GOP backers beware

| Oct 31, 2006
If one or both chambers of Congress go to the Democrats next week, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says new Congressional leaders will almost certainly be punishing some companies.

Who's getting swindled?

| Oct 31, 2006
Identity theft is the fraud de jour, but old-fashioned con artists are still alive and well. A new study looks at who's most susceptible — and it's not always who you might think. Apryl Lundsten reports.
Posted In: Crime

It's beginning to look like a Lego-less Christmas . . .

Rico Gagliano | Oct 31, 2006
Lego announced today that some of its hottest products are sold out — and there may not be more in time for the holidays. The Marketplace Players remind us that you don't mess with Santa.

Living in cars

| Oct 31, 2006
As rent prices continue to rise, even some fulltime workers can't afford anyplace to live — except their cars. Lisa McRee reports on one California community that's trying to help.
Posted In: Jobs

Middle-class squeeze

| Oct 31, 2006
Commentator Susanna Perkins says her once middle-class lifestyle is a thing of the past.

MySpace comes clean

Alisa Roth | Oct 31, 2006
The social networking site has announced it's licensed new technology that will ban users from uploading copyrighted material onto the site. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science