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Happy 25th, IBM PC

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 11, 2006
25 years ago today, IBM released its first personal computer. It was a moment that changed the world, in part because IBM used software from a little-known company called Microsoft. Host Kai Ryssdal looks back with computer maven Robert Cringely.
Posted In: Science

Time to reconsider terrorism futures

| Aug 11, 2006
Several years ago the Pentagon proposed creating a futures market to predict terror attacks. In light of yesterday's news about a major terror plot, commentator and economist Susan Lee says we should rethink the idea.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 11, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal checks in with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson to find out about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Replacing Mexican workers in Mexico

Dan Grech | Aug 11, 2006
Millions of Mexicans have migrated to the US over the past several decades, and now some parts of Mexico face labor shortages because it. So workers from other parts of Central America are taking their place. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Students not the only ones leaving summer jobs

Youth Radio | Aug 11, 2006
Youth Radio reporter Julie Civiello waits tables as her summer job — and discovers that one of her co-workers also happens to be one of her high school teachers.

After Fidel

Scott Jagow | Aug 11, 2006
What will a post-Castro Cuba look like? Host Scott Jagow speaks with former CIA analyst Brian Latell who's written a book about Cuba's future.
Posted In: Canada

Foreign markets' Hollywood pull

| Aug 11, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier about the role foreign markets play in deciding what movies get made in Hollywood.

Markets mostly unfazed by terror plot

Jeff Tyler | Aug 11, 2006
News of the planned terrorist attack didn't prompt the predictable response from Wall Street. Usually, nervous investors shy away from stocks but just the opposite happened yesterday. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Air travel's new inconvenience

Lisa Napoli | Aug 11, 2006
The new security measures might be necessary, but they're inconvenient for travelers. Lisa Napoli looks at the possible impact the foiled bombing plot might have on the airline industry.
Posted In: Canada

Business travel market at risk?

Stephen Beard | Aug 11, 2006
Officials meet in Britain today to talk about security. Airlines will lobby for an early relaxation of the tough new security rules — which could be critical to keeping business travelers in the air instead of videoconferences. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada