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Big win for fantasy sports

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 17, 2006
A small, fantasy sports company won a huge legal battle with Major League Baseball last week. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to sports business analyst Ed Derse about the impact of the court ruling.
Posted In: Sports

How far will a dollar take you?

| Aug 17, 2006
A bus company in the Midwest has landed on a formula for success by charging as little as $1 a seat between Chicago and Minneapolis. But do you get what you pay for? Diantha Parker reports.

Credit card use on the rise

Scott Jagow | Aug 17, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and personal finance expert Chris Farrell discuss a Federal Reserve study that says credit card debt shot up at a 5.7% annual rate in June — triple what economists expected.

Is the NFL preseason too long?

| Aug 17, 2006
Not according to the league's bottom line. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to business of sports expert David Carter.
Posted In: Sports

Rising mortgage apps

Sam Eaton | Aug 17, 2006
Despite signs of a cooling housing market, mortgage applications are up, reaching levels unseen since last March. Good news for the real estate market? Not so fast. Sam Eaton explains.

It's all in the name

Ethan Lindsey | Aug 17, 2006
"Snakes on a Plane" opens today and many expect the film that's already a hit in the blogosphere to take off at the box office. Ethan Lindsey looks at how it generated all that buzz.

Pressure to profile passengers

Stephen Beard | Aug 17, 2006
The British government is under pressure to speed up its new airport security checks by targeting specific groups of passengers — a plan that's proving controversial reports Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada

Chinese working on their manners

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 17, 2006
China's growing middle class can afford to travel overseas, but the government says their behavior is hurting China's reputation. So it's giving its people some tips on how to be better tourists. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

Satellite TV pulls out of broadband auction

Janet Babin | Aug 17, 2006
EchoStar and DirecTV pulled out of the auction for the newly available airwave spectrum seen as the next venue for high-speed broadband communications. Janet Babin tells us why.
Posted In: Science

Health care gap extends to middle class

| Aug 17, 2006
You've heard of the income gap between rich and poor. A new study looks at the health care gap — and finds it's not just the poor at a disadvantage. Corinna Wu reports.
Posted In: Health