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International business, meet national security

Hilary Wicai | Feb 17, 2006
Two US Senators say they will introduce legislation that would block a Dubai company from buying a British company because of security concerns. The issue is that the company in question operates several US shipping ports. Hillary Wicai reports.

Perhaps a Powerball ticket...

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 17, 2006
As both the US and Israel threaten to restrict funds available to the Palestinian Authority, Kai talks to Geoffrey Aronson from the Foundation for Middle East Peace about whether Hamas has an economic program that's feasible.
Posted In: Economy

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 17, 2006
Kai Ryssdal checks in with Dallas stock broker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A coffee headache

| Feb 17, 2006
Writer and commentator Michael Idov tells us about his idyllic dream of opening a coffee house, and what happened when he and his wife decided to try it.

Farm worker shortage

| Feb 17, 2006
Reports of costly farm worker shortages have been popping up across the country. At the same time, the crackdown on the US-Mexico border has made it especially tough on farmers in Southern Arizona. Claudine LoMonaco explains the dilemma faced by farmers.

Green & Economical

Sam Eaton | Feb 17, 2006
Wind power is typically more expensive than energy from conventional sources. But that's starting to change, and as Sam Eaton reports, it's helping some farmers save their family business.

Presidents Day

| Feb 17, 2006
Presidents Day weekend starts today. Commentator Jeff Steinbrink argues that the holiday is all about the presidents in your wallet, not those in the history books.

Talk about bad timing...

| Feb 17, 2006
As investigators look into allegations of resume padding by Radio Shack CEO David Edmondson, the electronics company tries to reassure investors it's got a strategy to boost sales. Business Editor Cheryl Glaser has more.

Northwest saga

Janet Babin | Feb 17, 2006
A federal judge was to have decided today whether Northwest Airlines can void its labor contracts with pilots and flight attendants. Instead, he gave the parties a week to resolve their differences and avert a possible strike that could ground the airline for good. Janet Babin reports.

Little pump relief in sight

Amy Scott | Feb 17, 2006
Although the price of crude oil has fallen from a record $71 a barrel to below $60, Amy Scott reports that we shouldn't expect to see much relief at the pump.