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TV marketers — outside the box

Sep 19, 2005
The debut of the new fall TV shows gets underway in full force this week, and as Rachel Dornhelm reports, the networks are turning to other means besides TV ads to lure viewers.

The wizard of GOZ

Sep 16, 2005
President Bush introduced 3 big ideas in his speech about New Orleans reconstruciton last night: an Urban Homestead Act, Worker Recovery Accounts and a Gulf Opportunity Zone. John Dimsdale explains how a GOZ might work.

Local, state and national Katrina efforts

Sep 16, 2005
At first glance the GOZ looks like a <em>federal</em> effort. But the states and cities it covers will no doubt be involved as well. Will the smaller players be able to do their part? Sarah Gardner has more.

US Air jets out of Chapter 11

Sep 16, 2005
Just two days after Delta and Northwest went into Chapter 11, US Airways has won approval of its plan to get out. Helen Palmer at WGBH reports that doesn't necessarily mean US Airways will be any better off.

'Rithmatic from computer scientists

Sep 16, 2005
We've heard that we've outsourced and offshored our way to second class status in science and math. Today IBM wants to turn things around, helping 100 employees they train to be math and science teachers. Alisa Roth has more.

Contracting New Orleans

Sep 16, 2005
As the flood waters recede, business owners are looking for a role to play in the Gulf Coast cleanup. Rebuilding New Orleans is sure to boost the local economy. Right? Sam Eaton checks in with some small business owners.

German elections, American influence?

Sep 16, 2005
Challenger Angela Merkel has been surging in the German polls by promising to shake things up with some American ideas. But in recent days Chancellor Gerhard Shroeder has been getting a second wind. Stephen Beard reports.

Adults are paying attention

Sep 16, 2005
Attention Deficit Disorder is typically associated with kids, but adults are apparently are just as distracted as children &#8212; they've doubled the use of brand-name drugs to help them focus. Helen Palmer reports.

Outsourcing privacy

Sep 16, 2005
Some of the countries that have been the biggest recipients of outsourced US financial services, like India and China, have terrible track records protecting the information they handle, according to a new Congressional report. William Kistner has more.

New Orleans evacuees get help

Sep 16, 2005
Katrina Evacuees have scattered &#8212; to Dallas, Detroit, Washington DC, Boston, even the west coast. From KPCC in Los Angeles, Frank Stolze reports on one woman's efforts to help out the new arrivals.

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