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Little left: Air America seeks Chapter 11

Oct 13, 2006
Air America Radio, the liberal talk and news network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The network said it will stay on the air while it resolves issues with its creditors. Janet Babin reports.

Know when to fold 'em

Oct 13, 2006
Hours ahead of an Internet gambling ban set to be signed into law by President Bush, Britain's online gambling company Sportingbet sold its U.S. operations to private investors — for $1. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Science

AT&T, Bell South merger vote delayed

Oct 12, 2006
The FCC delayed the vote that would reunite key parts of Ma Bell 'til tomorrow, but didn't explain why. Lisa Napoli says telecom industry watchers think they know.
Posted In: Washington

AT&T + BellSouth = Bad for consumers?

Oct 12, 2006
The FCC is scheduled to vote Friday on AT&T's proposed buyout of BellSouth. Some say the $78 billion union should go through without a hitch, but critics say it's bad for consumers — and competition. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

Backdating scandal claims McAfee, CNET execs

Oct 11, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to University of Delaware's Charles M. Elson about the options backdating scandal that's erasing profits, spurring government investigations and sending corporate leaders packing.
Posted In: Washington

Fuzzy deficit math?

Oct 11, 2006
The federal budget deficit fell to $247.7 billion in 2006, the smallest amount of red ink in four years. The White House today trumpeted the improvement, but critics say the numbers aren't exactly black and white. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Keeping the hard-line on Cuba sanctions

Oct 11, 2006
The federal government has created a new task force to crack down on companies and individuals that violate the 44-year old Cuban embargo. Dan Grech looks at what's behind the move.

Investigating private-equity funds

Oct 10, 2006
The Justice Department has begun an inquiry into potentially anti-competitive behavior among leading private-equity funds. Information and documents related to deals and business practices have been requested. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

Retiring 'An Army of One'

Oct 9, 2006
The Army's announcing a new slogan today: "Army Strong." It's part of a $200 million advertising campaign to convince young Americans to sign up with Uncle Sam. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Outsourcing intelligence jobs

Oct 9, 2006
Ever since 9/11, the U.S. intelligence sector has been on a hiring spree. Critics say the rush to fill desks is leading to some imprudent choices. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

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