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The Sloan Sessions: Russia's oil

May 2, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about plans by Russia's state-owned oil company to offer publicly traded shares.

Fed rosy on inflation?

May 2, 2006
With the economy rocketing along, is the Federal Reserve worried about inflation again? It depends on which Fed members you ask. John Dimsdale reports.

Uncle Sam wants you

May 2, 2006
Up to 40% of the federal workforce is expected to retire over the next 10 years, according to figures released Monday. As Cheryl Glaser reports, the government is going to have to change if it wants to attract and retain employees.

The search engine wars

May 1, 2006
Google is complaining about Microsoft's new Web browser and its default search tool, saying the business strategy is similar to how Microsoft dealt with its Media Player technology — and that ended up in court. Bob Moon reports.

Progress in Iraq mixed

May 1, 2006
A new report from finds that thousands of schools, hundreds of police stations and dozens of firehouses have been rebuilt in Iraq. That's the good news. But as is often the case in Iraq, there's some not-so-good news too. Hillary Wicai reports.

Alternative fuel not so new

May 1, 2006
With gas prices so high, host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Pulitzer Prize-winning auto critic Dan Neil about green technologies. Where has the auto industry been? And where is it going?

Will the boycotts matter?

May 1, 2006
Economic boycotts and street protests have been the order of the day in many cities — but will it matter? We check with our reporters in the field at protests around the country.
A street in downtown Los Angeles lined with wholesale fashion retailers with steel gates rolled down, closed for the May 1 protests and boycott.
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Bolivia takes back its gas

May 1, 2006
Bolivia may be following Venezuela's lead on nationalization efforts — and in rebuffing American trade efforts. Scott Tong reports.

Remembering John Kenneth Galbraith

May 1, 2006
Renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith died over the weekend at the age of 97. Galbraith was one of the architects of Roosevelt's New Deal, and something of a celebrity in his time. Matthew Algeo tells us more about Galbraith's life.

Businesses adapt to rally plans

May 1, 2006
Many businesses have taken steps to lessen disruption from today's pro-immigration rallies. Tess Vigeland tells us how.
Tyson Foods is among several companies that have closed down some plants on Monday, May 1 on the assumption that large parts of the workforce won't show up due to the mass immigration rallies and boycott.
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