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Real money in fantasy football

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 6, 2007
The National Football League season begins tonight, which means millions of fans playing fantasy football leagues are back in action as well. Business-of-sports expert Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the reality involved.
Posted In: Sports

European Central Bank shows concern

Stephen Beard | Sep 6, 2007
The European Central Bank's decision to keep its benchmark interest rate at 4% is making bankers and investors anxious that this fall might be worse than this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

A sustaining influence on music

| Sep 6, 2007
Luciano Pavarotti helped change the business of classical music. Fred Child of public radio's Performance Today talked with Kai Ryssdal about the legacy left by the tenor, who died today.

Clue found to missing bees

Helen Palmer | Sep 6, 2007
Scientists have fingered a virus that may be a cause of the country's disappearing bees -- what's called colony collapse disorder. Marketplace's Helen Palmer, a beekeeper herself, reports.
Posted In: Health

Shared solutions to air pollution

Janet Babin | Sep 6, 2007
A report out today looks at what the United States and China can learn from each other about how to clean up air pollution. Janet Babin reports.

Seniors beware 'certified' scam artists

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 6, 2007
Word from Congress yesterday: Senior citizens are being scammed into dodgy investments by people with official sounding titles. And lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to do something to stop it. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

We'll have ours without the diacetyl

Dan Grech | Sep 6, 2007
The nation's three top popcorn makers are pledging to remove the chemical that gives their microwave popcorn that artificial buttery flavor, though even the FDA agrees it isn't dangerous for consumers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

'This is a museum first'

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 6, 2007
A recent report called the Smithsonian gift shops underperforming and poorly run, so the museum is considering outsourcing them. But the folks doing the job now say they're being unfairly compared to commercial retailers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

How far down will housing drag us?

Steve Tripoli | Sep 6, 2007
Three key indicators popped onto economic radar screens yesterday and none of them brought good news. The credit and housing crises are starting to impact the larger economy, but are we on the steep road to recession? Steve Tripoli reads the signs.
Posted In: Housing

An own-to-rent solution

Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Sep 6, 2007
Congress wants to help homeowners who are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing subprime mortgages. Forget a traditional bailout, Chris Farrell explains the beauty of the own-to-rent plan.
Posted In: Housing