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Student loan costs go up and lenders profit

| Apr 3, 2006
Congress has cut the federal student loan program by $2.5 billion a year. And interest rates on those loans are going up. The government's trying to save money. But writer and commentator Kim Clark says the financial pain isn't being shared. is attractive to teens, advertisers

Helen Palmer | Apr 3, 2006
Three teenagers arrested on child porn charges for posting pictures of themselves on are among the site's 55 million members. Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp bought MySpace last year for more than $500,000. Helen Palmer reports that he got his money's worth. And then some.

More troubles ahead for former Enron CEO

Scott Jagow | Apr 3, 2006
With the Enron trial resuming in Houston today, Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that the legal woes of former Enron CEO Ken Lay don't stop with the current case.
Posted In: Wall Street

Going bankrupt isn't cheap

| Apr 3, 2006
Economist Eric Talley and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss the paradox of why it costs so much money for companies to declare bankruptcy.
Posted In: Economy

GM to sell off GMAC

Bob Moon | Apr 3, 2006
Looking to raise much needed cash, General Motors today announced its plans to sell the majority stake of its financing arm to a private equity group. Bob Moon reports.

Now showing on your PC

Amy Scott | Apr 3, 2006
Hollywood has been afraid to offer movie downloads. It's been worried about piracy. But today, the studios announced a new service for selling feature films online. Amy Scott reports.

Lucent-Alcatel deal could face opposition

Stephen Beard | Apr 3, 2006
The $33-billion merger of Lucent Technologies of the U.S. with the French telecom equipment company Alcatel could run into political difficulties on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Immigration debate drives a wedge into GOP

Scott Tong | Apr 3, 2006
The U.S. Senate digs into immigration reform this week, including a bill that would create a guest worker program. The president and many immigrant groups support the idea, but it's pitting Republican against Republican. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

And now, the 'Blook' prize

Janet Babin | Apr 3, 2006
The first Lulu Blooker awards are to be given out today to the best "blooks," or books based on blogs or websites. The awards are as much about generating a market for "blooks" as they are about recognizing outstanding content. Janet Babin reports.

Lay and Skilling to get their say

Tess Vigeland | Apr 3, 2006
Former Enron chiefs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling get the chance to tell their version of the company's collapse as the defense begins its case today in the fraud and conspiracy trial against the two men. Tess Vigeland reports.