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GM board at crossroads

Sam Eaton | Oct 3, 2006
Directors of the world's largest automaker meet today as rival factions within the company put forth competing plans for GM's turnaround. Sam Eaton reports.

Starbucks prices go up today

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 3, 2006
The coffee retailer raises prices on coffee drinks by five cents today. Will it turn off customers? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Online gaming ban: Is it protectionism?

Stephen Beard | Oct 3, 2006
One of Britain's biggest Internet gambling firms says the bill clamping down on Internet betting is designed to squeeze foreign operators out of the highly lucrative market. Stephen Beard reports.

Napster launches in Japan

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 3, 2006
Napster today launched its service in the world's second-largest music market. But it's going to take a different approach to sell music downloads in Japan. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

The Nicaragua Canal?

Dan Grech | Oct 3, 2006
Nicaragua has proposed building a $20 billion canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific. Wait, isn't there already a canal like that in Panama? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Spending too much on housing

Hilary Wicai | Oct 3, 2006
The Census Bureau's latest stats on housing costs are out today and in almost every state, people are spending a bigger chunk of their incomes on their homes. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

Private firms betting on Harrah's

Steve Tripoli | Oct 2, 2006
Two private equity firms have jointly offered $15 billion to buy out the world's biggest casino operator. Harrah's Entertainment owns 39 casinos nationwide, including Caesars Palace. Steve Tripoli reports.

Congress forces online gaming's hand

Stephen Beard | Oct 2, 2006
A bill passed by Congress would ban most Internet gambling in the U.S. by making it illegal for banks and credit card companies to pay out. Shares in the UK's online gaming firms plunged on the news. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Passenger data still in legal limbo

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 2, 2006
Talks on what air passenger data should be passed from Europe to the U.S. reached a deadlock, raising fears that air travel could be disrupted. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

Building a cheaper workforce

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 2, 2006
Wal-Mart is pushing to create a cheaper, more flexible workforce by capping wages, using more part-time workers and scheduling more workers on nights and weekends. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times reporter Steve Greenhouse.