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Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .

Farrell on immigration: "Let's do it now!"

Apr 6, 2006
Despite listener objections to his call for increased legal immigration to the United States, personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow he's even more convinced the US should throw open its doors.

A new dust-up at The Masters

Apr 6, 2006
Exxon-Mobil shareholders have asked the company to explain why it's sponsoring this year's Master's golf tournament, when the Augusta National Golf Club continues to bar women members. Cheryl Glaser reports.

The new school lunch

Apr 6, 2006
Federal lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation today that would set new standards for school lunches. Gone are sodas, candy bars and snack foods. Sarah Gardner reports.

All eyes are on NYC hotel negotiations

Apr 6, 2006
Hotel managers and union locals across the country have their eyes turned toward New York City, where hotel workers and managers are trying to hammer out a new labor contract. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

New port security rules proposed

Apr 5, 2006
The House and Senate are considering legislation that would require all cargo containers entering the country to be screened for radioactive material. Amy Scott reports.

Russia could benefit from pollution

Apr 5, 2006
Russia is one of the world's top producers of greenhouse gases. At the same time, it's set to profit from efforts to reduce the emissions. Stephen Beard explains the apparent contradiction.

For public good, not for profit.

Online betting ban considered

Apr 5, 2006
Congress is considering legislation that would outlaw the placing of bets online. But professional gamblers have a different idea in mind. Bente Birkeland reports.

Tax return goofs common at chain outlets

Apr 5, 2006
A new report by the Government Accountability Office says chain-store tax preparers often make serious mistakes on returns. Eric Niiler reports.

Google, Yahoo act like stock exchanges

Apr 4, 2006
Commentator Andreas Kluth says Internet companies like Google and Yahoo are starting to act like a stock exchange for Web content.