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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Jeff Tyler | Feb 2, 2006
The service workers union SEIU announced the winner of a novel contest to find the best idea "since sliced bread" to help improve the lives of working men and women. More than 22,000 ideas were submitted. Jeff Tyler tells us which one took the $100,000 first prize.

The bloom is off Jet Blue

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 2, 2006
The hip air carrier with leather seats and individuals TVs has long been considered a model for the struggling legacy carriers to pattern themselves after. But as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, Jet Blue's star has fallen with its recent earnings report.

Iran's nuclear option

Miranda Kennedy | Feb 2, 2006
Today, the world's nuclear watchdog holds an emergency session. The US wants the agency to report Iran to UN Security Council over its nuclear program. Among those attending the vote is India -- a country which developed its own nuclear weapons program in secret. But this time, India is under pressure from the US to vote against an old friend. Miranda Kennedy explains from New Delhi.
Posted In: Canada

Big oil gets bigger

Stephen Beard | Feb 2, 2006
Shell today reported the biggest three-month profit ever for a British company. The news follows Exxon Mobil's earnings this week, the largest quarter ever recorded by a publicly-listed US company. The reason for both was the same: The soaring price of crude. It lifted Shell's annual profits to $23 billion. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Unreal unemployment numbers

Scott Tong | Feb 2, 2006
A key measure of our economy is how many people are employed. But is that number measured accurately? A new report says maybe not; the government's methods often pump up the number of Americans with a job. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

United emerges from bankruptcy

Bob Moon | Feb 1, 2006
United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy today, just as Jet Blue announced first quarter losses. What does an airline need to do to make a profit? What will United do lift its stock value? Bob Moon has the story.

Burger King goes public

Amy Scott | Feb 1, 2006
Burger King stock will be publicly offered for the first time in the chain's history. Burger King is one of the top three burger chains in the country, but it's the only one never to be traded publicly. Amy Scott takes a closer look.
Posted In: Wall Street

As long as they don't call it the Kentucky Fried Derby...

| Feb 1, 2006
Yum Foods has won a 5-year contract to sponsor the Kentucky Derby. The company, which owns Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, is the first-ever sponsor of the Derby. Curt Nickish reports on the significance.

Wal-Mart: No Plan B for you

| Feb 1, 2006
Three Massachusetts women have filed a suit against Wal-Mart because the store does not carry an emergency contraceptive. A new Massachusetts law allows pharmacists to sell the 'Plan B' pill without a prescription. But as Alisa Roth explains, Wal-Mart pharmacies don't stock it.

The competitive edge

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 1, 2006
The president's State of the Union address last night started with a discussion of the economy, and how the government can make the economy more competitive. Kai Ryssdal speaks with competitiveness expert Clyde Prestowitz about whether the president's prescription will cure what ails the US economy.
Posted In: Economy