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Prepping for 'Fast Food Nation'

Tess Vigeland | May 18, 2006
The film version of Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" debuts at the Cannes Film Festival this week. It won't be released in the US until this fall, but the fast-food industry is already gearing up to push back. Tess Vigeland reports.

Credit reporting agencies get failing score

| May 18, 2006
On average, one in four credit reports is wrong. Commentator Amelia Tyagi asks: Why are we OK with a credit reporting industry that is so inaccurate?

NFL, L.A. don't want to rush a deal

Kai Ryssdal | May 18, 2006
The National Football League will once again take up talks about putting a team in Los Angeles. Business-of-sports commentator Ed Derse tells host Kai Ryssdal that L.A. is a perfect market for the league, but neither side needs the other very much.
Posted In: Sports

Immigration economics

Scott Jagow | May 18, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the economic impact of skilled versus unskilled immigrants.

Women's sports still struggling

| May 18, 2006
As the WNBA prepares to kick off its 10th season this weekend, business of sports expert David Carter talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about the challenges faced by women's professional sports leagues.
Posted In: Sports

No break for small business

Stacey Vanek Smith | May 18, 2006
The SEC announced yesterday it will not exempt small businesses from strict Sarbanes-Oxley accounting standards meant to prevent Enron-style fraud. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Alcoa faces possible strike

Tess Vigeland | May 18, 2006
The world's largest producer of aluminum sits down with its unionized workers today to try and hammer out a new labor contract. Workers have threatened to strike by month's end if no agreement is reached. Tess Vigeland reports.

Ken Lay back in court

Alisa Roth | May 18, 2006
The legal troubles for former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay continue in a second trial starting today. Alisa Roth has the details.

What genome profits?

Janet Babin | May 18, 2006
Scientists reported yesterday they had completed mapping all chromosomes in the human genome. Time for venture capital, right? Not so fast, Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

There goes the debt ceiling

Hilary Wicai | May 18, 2006
Remember in March when Congress raised the limit on the amount of red ink the government can run up? Well, lawmakers are back at it again. Hillary Wicai has the scoop.
Posted In: Economy, Washington