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Forget the next iPod, think Viagra

Oct 9, 2007
Discoveries that win the Nobel Prize can lead to extraordinarily lucrative consumer products. But how do the researchers who make the discoveries make sure they get part of the profit? Steve Tripoli looked into it.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

It's all about the beer -- lots of it

Oct 9, 2007
The makers of Coors and Miller beers have come up with a new brew. It's called combining operations to increase pricing power and market share. But the two may face a tough fight with regulators. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail

Alcoa report could indicate more

Oct 9, 2007
Aluminum maker Alcoa gives its third-quarter profit report today. Alisa Roth reports the company's earnings could tell us how far the subprime crisis has reached and the general health of the economy.
Posted In: Wall Street

Why Italian men won't leave the nest

Oct 9, 2007
In Italy, over one-third of men over 30 live at home with their parents. Scott Jagow talks to Rome correspondent Megan Williams about the influence of the country's economic situation and family culture.
Posted In: Jobs

Now, the customer's always managed

Oct 8, 2007
Most companies try to at least appear interested in how their customers feel. But if you're starting to feel more like a lab rat than a loyal customer, get used to it, says commentator Ian Ayres.

UAW gives Chrysler a strike deadline

Oct 8, 2007
Two weeks after agreeing to a new contract with General Motors, the United Auto Workers union gave Chrysler a strike deadline today in their negotiations. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Next up for UAW: Chrysler

Oct 8, 2007
Reports are out that Chrysler is supposed to make a deal with the UAW within the next two days, or face a potential strike. But this scenario differs from GM's. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

NYC's concrete business is solid

Oct 8, 2007
With a ton of work and limited competition, business is booming for New York City concrete suppliers. Lisa Chow tells us why concrete producers are able to bring up their prices so high and teaches us about the 90-minute rule.
Posted In: Jobs

Who was Jim Michaels?

Oct 8, 2007
You might not recognize his name, but you might be able to recognize what Jim Michaels did for business news. Michaels died last week at 86. Scott Jagow talks to Allan Sloan, who worked with him.

Uncle Sam really wants to hire you

Oct 5, 2007
It may seem like job cuts are everywhere, but there's one employer whose staff is healthy and growing. Steve Henn delves into the pros and cons of working for the government.
Posted In: Jobs

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