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The week of oil on Wall Street

Jun 24, 2005
Oil, oil, all David Johnson wants to talk about with Kai Ryssdal is oil. Luckily, he's in Texas, so he's got some insights.

A whole lotta coconuts

Jun 24, 2005
With the price of oil on the rise, industries that create oil-based products are seeking out alternatives resources. Think <em>The Graduate</em>: instead of "plastics," it's "natural fiber composites."

The French chef pressure cooker

Jun 24, 2005
John Laurenson goes behind the scenes of one top kitchen in Paris.

A new wrinkle in the eminent domain

Jun 23, 2005
The Supreme Court has just ruled that local governments can take private property &#151; and hand it over to commercial enterprises &#151; all in the name of economic development. Sam Eaton has the story.

Appraising the appraisers

Jun 23, 2005
As American real estate values climb, more people are refinancing their homes. But what role does the person estimating a house's value play? Bob Moon reports.

Eating popcorn in Capetown

Jun 23, 2005
More than a decade after the official end of apartheid, the South African economy is still deeply divided along racial lines. But there are signs of change: in the country's movie theaters, for example. Gretchen Wilson reports.

A diagnosis meant for Wal-Mart?

Jun 23, 2005
A new bill aims to crack down on companies that critics say are draining state health insurance programs. Amy Scott reports.

Insuring against future disasters

Jun 23, 2005
In Sri Lanka, only a fraction of the population was insured against the tsunami that hit six months ago. But maybe that's changing. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Creating a legacy

Jun 23, 2005
Lisa Napoli asks author Bill Jensen about the best way to answer the question, What is your life's work?

Have diploma, heading home

Jun 23, 2005
Many college grads move back in with mom & dad to make ends meet. Cheryl Glaser talks with Janet Bodnar of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, about setting some financial ground rules.

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