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FBI searches foreign cargo terminals

Feb 15, 2006
Just a day after the World Trade Organization gave the European Union a green light to impose sanctions on some US exports, FBI agents searched the Chicago cargo terminals of two foreign airlines on grounds of possible "anti-competitive" behavior. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Mattel's Bob Eckert on what makes a good toy

Feb 14, 2006
Toymakers are in New York this week, showing off their wares at the industry's big annual trade show. Kai Ryssdal talks with Mattel CEO Bob Eckert about what makes a good toy, and why such a fun business can be so tough.

NASCAR, meet Harlequin

Feb 14, 2006
The racing circuit teams up with the publisher of romance novels to target female NASCAR fans. Brian Watt has more.

Alum dating

Feb 14, 2006
Some colleges are trying to help alums with their love lives. But as Brett Neely reports, the effort is also about hooking up the colleges with new funding sources.

Iraq contractor fraud trial

Feb 14, 2006
Civil proceedings begin today for a US military contractor charged with bilking the US and Iraqi governments. Eric Niiler reports.

Cheaper oil -- say what??

Feb 14, 2006
According to a new government report, oil should hit $56 a barrel by 2030. But wait a minute. Isn't oil already above $60 a barrel? Sam Eaton looks at the numbers.

New Fed appointee

Feb 13, 2006
Kevin Warsh goes before a Senate confirmation panel this week as a candidate for the Federal Reserve Board. As Scott Tong reports, his nomination has raised some eyebrows among Fed watchers.

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ABC, NBC, Al Michaels, and...

Feb 13, 2006
... a cartoon rabbit? Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and Scott Jagow discuss the business implications of Disney and NBC's recent swap of sportscaster Al Michaels for a cartoon character.

Hockey scandal

Feb 13, 2006
While professional hockey tries to recover from last year's lost season, a betting scandal has erupted that threatens the league's image. Tess Vigeland looks at the possible fallout.

Be mine

Feb 13, 2006
There's one day left before St. Valentine's Day, and this year, consumers are expected to spend more on their sweethearts than ever before. As Curt Nickisch reports, some non-traditional retail segments are looking to cash in.