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An incentive clause for college athletes?

| Jan 8, 2007
Top college coaches bring home more than a million dollars a year. The players don't see a dime before they graduate. Commentator Dwayne Ballen says there's a way to remedy the uneven economic playing field.
Posted In: Sports

Pizza for pesos

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2007
If you've got Mexican pesos in your pocket and a hankering for a pepperoni pizza, then Pizza Patron's the place for you. Antonio Swad, the Dallas-based company's president, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new offer.

Dear Marketplace . . .

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2007
Even though it was the holiday season, many of you still took time to write us. Kai Ryssdal reviews some of your comments and complaints.

Memories of misfortune

| Jan 8, 2007
Five years ago, Argentinians took to the streets in protest of the nation's huge financial crisis. Rachel Hopkin brings us the story of two Buenos Aires teachers and how they're coping today.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Sloan Sessions: Goodbye Bob Nardelli

Scott Jagow | Jan 8, 2007
Host Scott Jagow asks Newsweek's Allan Sloan how ousted Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli ended up with such a generous severance package when the company's been doing so badly.
Posted In: Wall Street

Snow sports court minorities

Jeff Tyler | Jan 8, 2007
Faced with flat growth in their traditional mostly-white market, skiing and snowboarding resorts are working to attract consumers of color. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Sports

McDonald's coffee one-ups Starbucks

Stephen Beard | Jan 8, 2007
McDonald's in the UK has agreed to buy its coffee only from certified ethically-sourced growers. It's the first fast-food chain to do so, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Goal: Keep us connected 24 hours a day

Bob Moon | Jan 8, 2007
Bill Gates opened the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a keynote address that highlighted the latest industry buzzword: connected experience. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Science

Pushing beyond Kyoto

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jan 8, 2007
The European Commission president meets with President Bush today with the hopes of getting the U.S. on board the "new industrial revolution."
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Warm winter worries farmers

Steve Tripoli | Jan 8, 2007
The Northeast's unseasonably warm winter hasn't created many problems yet, but fruit growers there are hoping to see some traditional January weather very soon. Steve Tripoli reports.