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Yo yo, tax man

Feb 13, 2007
Who says there's no market for taxertainment? The company that makes TurboTax software is using rapper Vanilla Ice as a spokesman to scratch up some business.
Posted In: Entertainment, Taxes

Pumping a message to fuel sales

Feb 12, 2007
In Omaha, Neb., a gas-station chain is hoping to convince Americans to stop buying crude from the Middle East. It could be coming to a city near you. Avishay Artsy reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Trying to not spend it like Beckham

Feb 12, 2007
The L.A. Galaxy soccer team is looking for a few good men to play (cheap) alongside newly-signed British star David Beckham. Tryouts were held this past weekend. Jane Lindholm hit the field with the hopefuls.
Posted In: Sports

Is responsibility in a Google search?

Feb 12, 2007
Mainline media companies are objecting to ties Google has with some less-than-reputable downloading websites. Matthew Karnitschnig had the story in today's Wall Street Journal. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

On-screen smoking for adults only?

Feb 12, 2007
Most Americans support an automatic R rating for movies that show actors smoking cigarettes. So says a poll out today. If that happened, it could cost the tobacco industry billions.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health

Long wait for video download profits

Feb 9, 2007
Amazon, TiVo and Wal-Mart are among the companies jockeying for the lead in the movie download business, but Daily Variety's Mike Speier says it's going to be a long time before they're making money at it.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Scam alert: Struggling homeowners beware

Feb 9, 2007
Con artists have found a new way to prey on nervous homeowners in danger of losing their properties. It's called a foreclosure release scam, and there are some sure danger signs to look for.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Getting into the ring over cockfighting

Feb 9, 2007
Amazon carries two cockfighting magazines on its site, so the Humane Society is suing the online retail giant. Amazon refuses to take them down as a matter of free speech.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

New effort to curb gang violence

Feb 8, 2007
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is unveiling a plan to suppress gang activity by targeting the city's worst gangs. Officials are up against more than 40,000 members in 700 gangs.
Posted In: Crime

Price check on health care costs

Feb 7, 2007
The rising cost of health insurance is creating some strange bedfellows. Today, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott stood beside labor union representatives advocating approaches they could all live with. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail