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The most important fish you've never heard of

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 17, 2006
H. Bruce Franklin, a professor at Rutgers University, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the overfishing of the Atlantic menhaden. Its dwindling numbers could impact the environment and the products you buy.

Piracy hits auto parts industry

Scott Tong | Apr 17, 2006
Counterfeit goods are seeping into the US economy in ways you might not think. As Scott Tong reports, the auto parts business has been hit hard by knock-offs. First in a series on piracy.

Finding a loophole in the forest

Scott Jagow | Apr 17, 2006
With today's deadline to file tax returns, Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and host Scott Jagow look at the recent tax loophole windfall for International Paper.
Posted In: Wall Street

Accounting standards for small business

| Apr 17, 2006
Economist Eric Talley talks with host Mark Austin Thomas about efforts to relax the strict accounting standards set by the Sarbanes-Oxley law.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Hu's first stop: The House of Gates

Alisa Roth | Apr 17, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the United States this week. He travels first to Seattle, where he'll visit Bill Gates. As Alisa Roth reports, the stop is a victory in Gates' ongoing battle against pirated software in China.
Posted In: Canada

So what's your excuse?

| Apr 17, 2006
The IRS has more than 40 categories for excuses Americans use to avoid filing tax returns. As Brian Bull reports, few if any of them work.
Posted In: Washington

Job Files: Tax preparer

| Apr 17, 2006
In this special Tax Day installment, Alaskan Jerry Lieboff talks about his work as a tax preparer who makes house calls in the bush.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Eastern Europe hit by floods

| Apr 17, 2006
Thousands of people are being evacuated from rising waters in Romania, Hungary and the Balkans, as governments are dealing with some of the worst flooding in more than a century. Stefan Bos reports.
Posted In: Canada

Skilling's cross

Sam Eaton | Apr 17, 2006
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling returns to the witness stand today. This time the prosecution will be asking the questions. As Sam Eaton reports, government attorneys are planning to use Skilling's own words against him.

GE interested in British airport operator

Stephen Beard | Apr 17, 2006
General Electric is reported to have joined the battle for control of Britain's biggest airport operator, BAA. The company, which runs all three of London's main airports, has recently rejected two takeover bids.Stephen Beard reports.