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Oldies but goodies

Feb 20, 2006
The US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups plan to join forces this week to encourage businesses to hire more people in their 50s. Janet Babin has more.

Generic drug makers in India prepare for bird flu

Feb 20, 2006
Indian health officials have decided to kill almost a million chickens after detecting their first case of bird flu this weekend. India hasn't yet reported any human cases of the deadly virus, but as Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi, the country's generic drug makers are preparing for the worst.

Green & Economical

Feb 17, 2006
Wind power is typically more expensive than energy from conventional sources. But that's starting to change, and as Sam Eaton reports, it's helping some farmers save their family business.

Talk about bad timing...

Feb 17, 2006
As investigators look into allegations of resume padding by Radio Shack CEO David Edmondson, the electronics company tries to reassure investors it's got a strategy to boost sales. Business Editor Cheryl Glaser has more.

Little pump relief in sight

Feb 17, 2006
Although the price of crude oil has fallen from a record $71 a barrel to below $60, Amy Scott reports that we shouldn't expect to see much relief at the pump.

The Job Files: Theater Organist

Feb 17, 2006
This installment of the Job Files looks at Wurlitzer organ player Jim Riggs.

401(k) rising

Feb 16, 2006
With comprehensive pension programs going the way of the dinosaur, 401(k) plans are becoming the favored alternative. But only half of eligible workers are now enrolled in these plans. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow about some of things employers are doing to make the plans more attractive to their workers.

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Spring Training

Feb 16, 2006
As teams report for Spring Training in advance of the 2006 Major League Baseball season, Curt Nichisch reports that league revenues are expected to be higher this year than last.

Kyoto carbon market

Feb 16, 2006
Today marks one year since the Kyoto Protocol went into effect. One of the success stories of the treaty has been the carbon market, which allows the buying and selling of carbon credits. Sam Eaton has more.

Pickier NASDAQ

Feb 16, 2006
Looking to compete head-on with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ will implement stricter requirements on which publicly traded companies it will list. Alisa Roth has more.