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Gay marketing: stranger to the closet

Jun 7, 2005
When it comes to acknowledging gays and lesbians, Main Street has been a bit slower than Madison Avenue. Blaine Branchik says that advertisers for <em>Will & Grace</em> and <em>Queer Eye</em> are nothing new &#151; that gay marketing has been around for more than a hundred years.

G-rated bonanza

Jun 7, 2005
While Hollywood worries about drop-offs at the box-office, a study out today offers some advice: skip the gunplay and the sex. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland reports.

Getting animated in India

Jun 7, 2005
The Cartoon Network, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Power Puff Girls and Disney's Pooh &#151 in Hindi. From Bangalore, Miranda Kennedy reports on a culture becoming capitivated by cartoons.
Posted In: Canada

Scooby Doo in Delhi

Jun 7, 2005
U.S. financial firms and software makers have been outsourcing work to India for quite a while now. But lately India's been lobbying for projects that are a little more animated.
Posted In: Canada

Net access for the faithful

Jun 7, 2005
Andrea Gardner reports that some churches are providing WiFi internet access, hoping to attract a younger coffeehouse-type crowd.

Al-Jazeera privatizes

Jun 6, 2005
After years of subsidizing Al-Jazeera, Qatar is looking to privatize the Arab news network. Reporter Nancy Updike tells us why it's so hard to find any takers.

Shhh... secret family leave

Jun 6, 2005
California has one of the oldest and most generous parental leave laws in the country: 40 hours a year for a child's school or childcare activities. But Californians, like most workers across the nation, are unaware of the laws that can let them joint the PTA.

Screen Actors vote on video games

Jun 6, 2005
Video game companies turn to the pros to do the speaking (and grunting and screaming). Over the last few weeks, members of the Screen Actors Guild have been voting on whether to authorize a strike against videogame makers. Their votes will be tallied tomorrow; Tess Vigeland has more.

Teen job prospects down this summer

Jun 6, 2005
A study out today from Northeastern University says this will be the bleakest summer season for jobseeking teenagers since 1948. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that many young people really needed that paycheck.

The Sloan Sessions

Jun 6, 2005
Allan Sloan is the Wall Street editor for Newsweek magazine. He talks about the news from Wall Street with host Kai Ryssdal.

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