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P.J.'s Cliffs Notes on Adam Smith

Jan 16, 2007
It's the book that made free trade famous: "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith. But who's got time to read its 900-plus pages? Humorist P.J. O'Rourke did and wrote his own book about it. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Netflix delivers to your PC

Jan 16, 2007
No need to wait for the mail to get the next DVD on your queue. Netflix will soon begin offering film downloads online — but there are limits to the new service. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Going through channels

Jan 15, 2007
The nation's cable-TV operators are scrambling to meet new rules aimed at creating competition in the market for set-top decoder boxes. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Start of a revolution

Jan 15, 2007
It's been almost 25 years since the splintering of Ma Bell. Commentator John Steele Gordon says it was the beginning of a communications revolution whose end is nowhere in sight.
Posted In: Crime

Will Germany brake for greenhouse gases?

Jan 15, 2007
Environmentalists want speed limits set on Germany's autobahn as a means of reducing carbon emissions. Ethan Lindsey reports that the proposal is prompting something of a national identity crisis.
Posted In: Crime

Do Golden Globes equal box office cash?

Jan 15, 2007
The Golden Globe Awards show will put the winning films back in the spotlight tonight, but will more movie ticket sales come with those shiny statuettes? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

High Court weighs insurance case

Jan 15, 2007
Tomorrow the Supreme Court considers whether insurers have been complying with a consumer notification law. If not, payouts will be in the billions. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Job Files: Singing waitress

Jan 15, 2007
On this week's Job Files, singing waitress Johanna Pinzler takes us out to a piano bar.

If you can't rent legally <nobr>. . .</nobr> buy

Jan 12, 2007
Cities in Texas, New Jersey, Missouri and Pennsylvania have passed laws that bar illegal immigrants from renting apartments. So, illegal immigrants are taking ownership of the problem. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime, Housing, Immigration

Crossing the line to bigger profits

Jan 12, 2007
Stephanie Capparell's new book &mdash; "The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barrier"&mdash; tells how Pepsi grew by marketing to blacks. She talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

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