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The latest in oil

There was a number in the news today that sort of makes you shake your head. Oil hits $59 dollars ... and people think it's a <em>good</em> thing. Alisa Roth reports.

Small biz contracts

Today House Democrats are expected to release a report evaluating the efforts of 22 federal agencies to contract with small business to help in Katrina recovery. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Help wanted: a few good priests

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new recruiting drive to help fill the declining ranks of Catholic priests. Alisa Roth looks at the earthly challenges of marketing the job.

Nano is so 10 minutes ago

Just weeks after Apple came out with its Nano mp3 player, it introduced a new iPod today. The little guy plays music &#8212; and music videos &#8212; and <em>Desperate Housewives</em>. Alisa Roth has more.

Value-added outsourcing

Cutting costs isn't the only reason big corporations outsource job from the United States. Alisa Roth looks at the latest outsourcing trends.

Snow in China

US Treasure Secretary John Snow is in Asia this week. Among the top items on his agenda: currency and trade issues. Alisa Roth reports.

Revisiting Katrina bids

Millions of dollars in government contracts for Katrina recovery were awarded with little to no competitive bidding. Now many of them will be re-bid. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Toyota's smooth road ahead

Today, GM announced it's selling part of its stake in Fuji Heavy Industries &#8212; the maker of Subaru &#8212; to rival carmaker Toyota. Alisa Roth has more.

Savings of the Nobel Prize in medicine

Two researchers figured out that stress was not the culprit behind ulcers; a bacterium called H. Pylori is. Their discovery earned them the Nobel Prize in medicine. Alisa Roth has more.

Yahoo gets content-happy

Today's Yahoo announced its Open Content Alliance, launching a project just like Google's controversial Google Print. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

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