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Google: a little spooky

Jun 10, 2005
For one brief shining moment this week, the most valuable media property in the world was Google. But the power of Google is a little spooky to some long-time internet users. Ethan Lindsey explains.

Big Bird in trouble, for real.

Jun 10, 2005
Folks on the hill have begun the process of cutting the budget for Public Broadcasting. But just like last time, people don't like the thought of Big Bird going on the chopping block.

An NFL game with bratwurst

Jun 10, 2005
This Saturday the NFL's Berlin Thunder takes on the Amsterdam Admirals in the World Bowl, the European version of the Superbowl. Continental pro football American-style has yet to turn a profit, so NFL Europe is making a change; Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Parent-approved post-prom

Jun 10, 2005
It's prom time again, with limos and the teens in fancy dress. As Mhari Saito reports, in some places, parents are paying good money to make sure their kids are safe.

Something old, something new

Jun 10, 2005
In Israel, families spend thousands of dollars on weddings, and a lot of that money is for the all-important wedding gown. Nancy Updike has this story from Israel's wedding dress central: Disengoff street in Tel Aviv.

Streets lined with gold

Jun 9, 2005
As CAFTA is discussed on Washington, Mexico, the government is using the free trade argument to try to sell a massive coastal road project. It says it will help framers get their goods to market. But Mary Stucky reports that many Mexicans are wondering...isn't one Cancun enough?
Posted In: Canada

DVDs for opening weekend

Jun 9, 2005
Film studios have been struggling for years now with the problem of movie piracy. Just 3 days after the most recent Star Wars film opened, bootleg DVDs were for sale on the streets of China. Now Warner Brothers trying a new angle to disable pirates; Tess Vigeland explains.

An idealistic pragmatist gets, well, sexy

Jun 9, 2005
Carmaker Subaru has become a favorite of the part-sensible, part-savvy set. With their new line, though, Subaru is getting a little sexy. David Brown talks with Dan Neil, transportation writer for the LA Times.

In need of a basic skill set

Jun 9, 2005
After the close on Wall Street some good news for the tech sector: Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips came out with a positive mid-quarter update. Some hope this could signal the end of a long slump. Of course, that assumes there'll be enough scientists left working in the computer industry. Gretchen Cook has more.

Cooking the books?

Jun 9, 2005
Maurice Greenberg and AIG's former CFO are accused of fluffing up the books. Consumer activist and commentator Jamie Court isn't surprised — he asks, "isn't that just business as usual?"

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