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Oil-price conspiracy theories flow

Bob Moon | Sep 25, 2006
As Republican candidates talk up falling gas prices, a USA Today poll finds 42% of respondents believe the Bush administration "deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline" heading into fall elections. Bob Moon reports.

Likely Blair successor has popularity problem

Stephen Beard | Sep 25, 2006
Britain's finance chief Gordon Brown has presided over a long economic boom, but he's just not popular with voters. That could be a problem for the ruling Labor Party when Tony Blair steps down. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

How to make ads stick

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 25, 2006
More than $300 billion is spent on advertising every year, with about a third of it considered wasted. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to author Rex Briggs about the secrets of today's advertising world.

BYO business school

Steve Tripoli | Sep 25, 2006
Here's a new one: Some college-bound kids are packing up and taking their businesses to school with them. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Thank God for Target

| Sep 25, 2006
Commentator and humorist Sandra Tsing Loh argues that the essence of big-box shopping is community-building of a different stripe.

Sloan Sessions: Amaranth

Scott Jagow | Sep 25, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan look at the cautionary tale of the Amaranth Advisors hedge fund.
Posted In: Wall Street

Immigrant kids, family translators

Hilary Wicai | Sep 25, 2006
Hillary Wicai looks at how being the child of immigrant parents can be a full-time job — literally.

Defense spending wins out

Hilary Wicai | Sep 25, 2006
Bowing to White House pressure, the Senate has agreed to restore billions in defense spending cuts, which could spell bad news for some domestic programs. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Your next Dodge . . . made in China?

Jocelyn Ford | Sep 25, 2006
DaimlerChrysler is talking with a leading Chinese auto company, Chery, about manufacturing small cars to be sold under the Dodge brand in the U.S. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Best companies for working moms

| Sep 25, 2006
Working Mother Magazine has released its annual list of the top 100 companies for working moms. As Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, the winners offer everything from free breast pumps to flex time.