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AFL-CIO looks to free up resources

Nov 7, 2005
The AFL-CIO wants to retool its organizational structure in Pennsylvania and free up more resources for union organizing. If it works there, Hillary Wicai reports, it could be a model for other states to follow.

30-year bonds

Nov 7, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the costs and benefits of 30-year Treasury bills.

MIT tracks students' wireless devices

Nov 7, 2005
MIT recently unveiled a campus-wide map that tracks the wireless devices of its students to, among other things, allow users to figure out where they can study in peace. From the Innovation Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

Newspaper readership down

Nov 7, 2005
Newspaper circulation figures are expected to be released today, and they're likely to show a decrease. But as Andrea Gardner reports, not all the news is bad.

Random House 'n' Universal

Nov 4, 2005
Host Lisa Napoli talks to Michael Speier about Random House's agreement with the movie studio Universal to turn books into movies.

Visa may go IPO

Nov 4, 2005
Apparently looking to match rival MasterCard, Visa has installed a new board of directors that many observers say may lead to an eventual public stocking offering. Amy Scott reports.

Wal-Mart's PR yin and yang

Nov 4, 2005
The world's largest retailer is locked in a pitched battle over its image; today, two new salvos will be fired: a critical documentary and a rosy economic report. Scott Tong has the story.

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Controlling the TV pipeline

Nov 4, 2005
Years back, cable replaced the networks as the top dog in TV. Now cable has serious competition — from phone companies. Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.

New Orleans' sports outlook

Nov 4, 2005
Michael Knisely discusses the future of the New Orleans Saints and Hornets sports teams with host Scott Jagow.

Hoping the sky is falling

Nov 4, 2005
Disney hopes to recapture some of its former glory in the realm of animation with the release of <em>Chicken Little</em>, which opens today. Brian Watt reports.