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Worst Company

Mar 13, 2006
Consumerist.com has its own March Madness going on that has nothing to do with basketball: an online tournament for the worst company in America. WHYY's Ian Chillag reports on the "final four" competition, which begins today.
Posted In: Sports

Inspector Gadget

Mar 10, 2006
You want a new digital music player, but the price isn't music to your ears. How can you afford the latest and greatest in gadgets? CNET's Brian Cooley refurbishes ideas about buying "used."

Funding Online Education

Mar 10, 2006
Online educators have a reason to cheer. Congress just passed a bill to increase federal student aid for web-based courses. Kai speaks to the New York Times' Sam Dillon about the legislation.

Talking About a Cellular Revolution

Mar 10, 2006
Don't have any cash to pay at the grocery checkout? No problem. Just swipe your cell phone. Mobile phones might soon function as your wallet, address book, and computer. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports on what's in store for consumers.

Living room opera

Mar 10, 2006
Opera has a reputation for being elitist and expensive, but the Opera Company of Brooklyn is trying to change that. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that the traveling troupe is offering in-home performances for New Yorkers eager to expand their opera horizons.

Wait until next year

Mar 10, 2006
Many critics are already calling the inaugural World Baseball Classic a bust, but business of sports expert Diana Nyad tells host Scott Jagow the event is really more about the future than the present.
Posted In: Sports

Bird flu preparations

Mar 10, 2006
Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt warned states and municipalities to prepare now for a possible bird flu pandemic. But Curt Nickisch reports that some localities complain the feds need to pony up more money.
Posted In: Health

NFL and its players go long

Mar 9, 2006
The National Football League has reached a contract agreement with its players, ensuring six years of labor peace. Tess Vigeland looks at how the league succeeds where other sports fail.
Posted In: Sports

The Classic: Safe or out?

Mar 9, 2006
One week into the inaugural World Baseball Classic, host Cheryl Glaser and business of sports expert David Carter examine whether it's doing much to attract more fans to the game.
Posted In: Sports

The return of Tysabri?

Mar 9, 2006
A drug to treat multiple sclerosis is one step closer to returning to market despite concerns it could trigger a rare brain disease. Helen Palmer reports the debate over the drug may harbinger a shift in FDA regulatory policy.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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