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Putting products before plot?

It's hard to find a TV show or movie these days that doesn't have name-brand products in the scenes. Amy Scott takes a look at where product placement is headed.
Posted In: Entertainment

For good career advice, look to the past

The job tips given to graduates today are all quantity, no quality. Author and commentator Megan Hustad calls for tossing out today's motivational slogans for some good old-fashioned advice.

Violence spurs humanitarian crisis

Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa has forced tens of thousands from their homes and could have a long-lasting economic impact on the region. Gretchen Wilson reports from outside Johannesburg.
Posted In: Immigration

TransUnion to offer free credit scores

Your credit score could mean all the difference in the world when you need to borrow money. Thanks to a massive class-action lawsuit, TransUnion will be offering millions a free peek at theirs. Jill Barshay explains.

Kerkorian stands by Ford offer

Despite a nearly 18% drop in Ford's stock since he offered to buy 20 million shares of the ailing automaker, Kirk Kerkorian says the deal is still on the table. Alisa Roth examines his motivation.

Nobody's innocent in oil speculation

There's been plenty of talk about speculation driving up oil prices, but big investors don't deserve all the blame. Kai Ryssdal asks energy analyst Peter Beutel where all those billions invested in oil came from.

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