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It's become a matter of convention

Nov 10, 2006
Fan cons, like those attracting Star Trek followers, are a big part of the $4 billion consumer-show business. Joal Ryan reports on how the TV show took that industry where it had never gone before.
Posted In: Entertainment

You can't always get what you want . . .

Nov 10, 2006
But you just might find you get what you need. That's what Rolling Stones fan and commentator Graham Thomas Shelby discovered recently when deciding whether to pay to see the band in concert.
Posted In: Entertainment

Day in the Work Life: Party starter

Nov 10, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we take a spin with a DJ.

Denim couture craze fading?

Nov 10, 2006
Jeans have gone from low-brow to high fashion and designers are cashing in. But fashion is fickle and some say the high-priced denim trend could be on its way out. Janet Babin reports.

Saved by couscous

Nov 10, 2006
An exotic food has changed the fortunes of the Sicilian town of San Vito. Megan Williams tells us how.
Posted In: Canada

Disney makes a deal with UK telecom

Nov 10, 2006
The UK's largest telecom operator has bought the right to screen movies from Disney when it launches its on-demand video service next month. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Blueprint for safer surgery

Nov 9, 2006
The FDA has a new plan to improve safety monitoring for medical devices like pacemakers, defibrillators and those spring-like stents that pop arteries open during surgery. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Cold hard comedy

Nov 9, 2006
Comedies have become critical to studios' bottom lines. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Jon Gertner about his article on the economics of funny films for this weekend's New York Times Magazine.
Posted In: Entertainment

Why can't L.A. get a team?

Nov 9, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to business of sports expert David Carter about why pro football may never return to Los Angeles.
Posted In: Sports

A risky move for Microsoft?

Nov 9, 2006
Microsoft's Zune music player is due out next week. It'll sell for $250 — with a small cut to the record labels. Host Scott Jagow asks analyst Michael Gartenberg if that's smart business.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

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