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A helpful new tool for stimulus tracking

Feb 2, 2009
For anyone curious about where stimulus money is going, USBudgetWatch.org now has a tool that breaks down spending on dozens of recent federal initiatives. The site will be updated constantly. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Internet

New Yahoo CEO is searching for profits

Jan 27, 2009
Yahoo needs to figure out a way to generate more revenue amidst a slashed advertising budget and thousands of new layoffs. New CEO Carol Bartz says the key is to capitalize on its search business. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

A strong quarter for Netflix

Jan 26, 2009
Netflix profits are getting help from consumers willing to trade down a night at the movies for a rented flick at home. But Blockbuster may chip away at those earnings when it expands its digital business. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

AOL dials up a change in structure

Jan 12, 2009
AOL is adapting to a changing Internet by consolidating all of its Web 'zines under a single unit. The new strategy could lead to more advertising dollars. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

Amid retail slump, Amazon's flying high

Dec 26, 2008
The top online retailer says it's had its best holiday shopping season. How was Amazon able to buck the trend of one of the worst holiday retail periods ever? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Retail

When athletes must part with the prize

Dec 23, 2008
Sometimes paying the bills means parting with something valuable. For professional athletes, that could mean pawning that hard-earned -- but quite bedazzled -- championship ring. Dan Grech reports what's for sale.
Posted In: Internet

It's cheaper if it was taken into custody

Dec 23, 2008
Your local police department has to do something with all that confiscated evidence and those stolen goods that go without a claim. Why not benefit? Cash Peters visited the people at PropertyRoom.com, a police auction Web site.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

RIAA revises illegal-download fight

Dec 19, 2008
For years the Recording Industry Association of America has been suing netizens, accusing them of illegally sharing music files. But that era now seems to have met the fate of 8-tracks and cassettes. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Buy things at the real store, or else

Dec 12, 2008
A new ad campaign encourages consumers to shop at their local real-life stores as opposed to the Internet. The TV spot highlights the consequences for the local market if they don't. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

The truncated life of an abridging site

Dec 5, 2008
Ever feel like there's not enough time in the day to read through all of your favorite periodicals? One net entrepreneur found a way to give us handy abridged versions. Sean Cole tells us why he had to close shop.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet

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