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Heelys is on a roll

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 8, 2006
The maker of the sneakers with a wheel in the heel went public on Nasdaq today and Wall Street took it for a spin.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Staying open to cardiac stents

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 8, 2006
Do cardiac stents help keep clogged arteries open in the long run? Kai Ryssdal talks with Heather Won Tesoreiro of the Wall Street Journal about today's recommendation by an FDA panel.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Somalia turmoil spills into South Africa

Gretchen Wilson | Dec 8, 2006
Somali refugees who have fled the violence in their country have setled in South Afrca. They've set up shops in townships, competing with local business. And that's spurred new violence. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 8, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Doing nothing's a good thing

| Dec 8, 2006
Commentator Len Burman says that while conventional wisdom considers it'll be bad if Congress fails to extend tax breaks for education, corporate R&D and other things, he thinks it's great!
Posted In: Washington

The perfect worker: Tall, thin, and he drinks!

| Dec 8, 2006
Cash Peters tests the findings of recent studies on what types of employees companies are looking to hire.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: The wage gap

Chris Farrell | Dec 8, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. The Labor Department reports the gender gap is closing. But Chris isn't happy.

Netflix expands indie film biz

Rachel Dornhelm | Dec 8, 2006
Every year dozens of great independent films never make it out of the film fest circuit. Netflix saw a market there and came up with a new business model for indie film distribution. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

TAFTA's making a comeback

Ethan Lindsey | Dec 8, 2006
Government officials on both sides of the Atlantic have been revisiting the idea of opening freer trade channels between Europe and North America. Why? To compete with China of course. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Unemployment increase a statistical fluke?

Brian Watt | Dec 8, 2006
The unemployment rate went up a tenth of a percent in November. Host Brian Watt talks to Standard & Poor's chief economist David Wyss who says this year's holiday calendar had an interesting effect on the numbers.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs