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"Company" author Max Barry

Feb 6, 2006
Max Barry got quite a shock when he went to work in sales at Hewlett Packard after college. He found the business world daunting... and inspirational. He's just written the ultimate satire of life in the corporation. It's called "Company", and it begins with the theft of a donut.

Hey - where are all the flying cars?

Feb 3, 2006
So we're six years into the 21st Century. Shouldn't we all be tooling around in flying cars? Aries Keck takes a look at the state of this Jetsonian technology.

Corporate bankruptcies

Feb 3, 2006
More companies are likely to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year than last. Tess Vigeland looks at why.

The Job Files: Football Referee

Feb 3, 2006
This installment of The Job Files goes out onto the gridiron with football referee George Grieger.

Taking the pineapple out of Hawaii

Feb 3, 2006
Del Monte will no longer grow Hawaii's signature fruit in the Aloha State, because it's too expensive. Alisa Roth has more on the end of an era.

Saving rate declines

Feb 2, 2006
The savings rate is as low as it's been since the Great Depression. But personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that's not necessarily bad news.

The bloom is off Jet Blue

Feb 2, 2006
The hip air carrier with leather seats and individuals TVs has long been considered a model for the struggling legacy carriers to pattern themselves after. But as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, Jet Blue's star has fallen with its recent earnings report.

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Iran's nuclear option

Feb 2, 2006
Today, the world's nuclear watchdog holds an emergency session. The US wants the agency to report Iran to UN Security Council over its nuclear program. Among those attending the vote is India -- a country which developed its own nuclear weapons program in secret. But this time, India is under pressure from the US to vote against an old friend. Miranda Kennedy explains from New Delhi.

Budget cuts

Feb 2, 2006
A bill to cut nearly $40 billion in government spending is on its way to President Bush for his signature, but the final vote in the House was a squeaker. John Dimsdale reports.

Addicted to oil? Find a substitute.

Feb 1, 2006
In his State of the Union speech, President Bush said the country should reduce its reliance on foreign oil. He laid out a specific goal to wean the country of crude, and said it could be accomplished in the most American of ways: Going high tech. Ethan Lindsey reports on the plan.