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Googling the S & P 500

| Mar 24, 2006
The search engine may be a rebel on Wall Street, but given its share price it's little surprise that Standard & Poors has decided to add Google to its roster of 500 firms. Hillary Wicai reports.

GMAC sells off a chunk

Alisa Roth | Mar 23, 2006
General Motors announced today that a group of private equity firms has bought most of its commercial mortgage division. Will the $9 billion deal help GM reverse its fortunes? Alisa Roth reports.

Meatpacker has a beef with USDA

John Dimsdale | Mar 23, 2006
Creekstone Farms of Kansas is suing the USDA for the right to voluntarily test all of its beef for mad cow disease -- something it says it must do to re-enter the Japanese market. John Dimsdale reports.
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Kosher's got cachet in China

| Mar 23, 2006
China is one of the fastest growing producers of certified kosher food. And that's keeping the handful of rabbis there very, very busy. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Job hunting? Maybe you should do it at home

| Mar 23, 2006
A new study says 25% of office workers view job sites from their office computers. And, many employers monitor their workers' online behavior. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to human resources expert Dan Horne about the story.

Paris in springtime

| Mar 23, 2006
French youths torched cars, threw stones at police and looted shops in Paris today as thousands of students and laborers marched to protest a controversial job law that affects young workers. Eleanor Beardsley reports.

Low-cost furniture, Swedish meatballs and daycare

Kyle James | Mar 23, 2006
IKEA is the place to go for inexpensive furniture. But in Germany, it's also the place to go for a cheap meal, daycare and all kinds of social services. From Berlin, Kyle James has the story.

Selfish genes, not selfish behavior

| Mar 23, 2006
The Enron trial continues with evidence on how Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling put personal interests before the company's. Commentator Richard Conniff says the Enron execs made the mistake of thinking humans are genetically hard-wired to be selfish.

This final note . . . . China arrests commentator

| Mar 23, 2006
If you happened to catch our China special back in January, you might have heard a commentator named Hao Wu. He's a documentary filmmaker in Beijing, with opinions on piracy in China. He said he didn't like it, but he'd learned to live with it. We found out about a month ago that Hao has been arrested by the Chinese government -- not directly as a result of his contribution to our coverage; he's been doing some documentary work with Chinese dissidents, too. Hao's family had asked for privacy until now. We'll tell you more when we know it.

High interest in Bernanke's remarks

Scott Jagow | Mar 23, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks with host Scott Jagow about the attention focused on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's first major speech this week.