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France tries disconnecting iPods, iTunes

Janet Babin | Mar 21, 2006
French lawmakers OK'd today a bill that could force Apple to separate its iPod player from its iTunes store. Apple says the tight integration between the two is the main reason the company's been so successful. Janet Babin reports.

Putin goes to China

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 21, 2006
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Chinese leaders in Beijing today. The visit is one part commercial deal-making and one part relationship-building. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Measuring artists' creativity

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 21, 2006
Economist David Galenson speaks to host Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Old Masters and Young Geniuses," an attempt to quantify creativity.
Posted In: Economy

Hispanic businesses boom

Dan Grech | Mar 21, 2006
The US Census Bureau releases a new report showing Hispanic-owned businesses grew at three times the national rate from 1997 to 2002. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

The world's response to disaster

| Mar 21, 2006
UN officials asked today for $300 million in food aid for Somalia to prevent a massive famine there. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to African aid expert Salih Booker about the international community's response to such disasters.

Sell? Buy? Or just get out of town?

| Mar 21, 2006
New Orleans real estate agents are scrambling to accurately value houses around the city. Sales volume is up 40% over last year, driven by people under duress: Should they stay or should they go? Jen Banbury reports.

No one wins with the executive drop-in

| Mar 21, 2006
Lucy Kellaway, management columnist for the Financial Times of London, says it can be pretty unnerving when the higher-ups in your company pay a visit to your office.

'Farm-shoring' for technology talent

| Mar 21, 2006
Some companies are experimenting with alternatives to sending business offshore. One option, called "farm-shoring," builds technology centers in labor-rich, economically depressed rural America. Martha Woodroof reports.

Quattrone conviction thrown out

Tess Vigeland | Mar 21, 2006
A federal appeals court has overturned the 2004 conviction of former Wall Street investment banker Frank Quattrone. Tess Vigeland reports on what's next for a corporate scandal that apparently has many lives.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hispanic-owned companies booming

| Mar 21, 2006
A Census Bureau report issued this morning says Hispanic-owned businesses grew at three times the national rate between 1997 and 2002. Dan Grech reports.

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