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Income disparity may not hit home everywhere

| Mar 29, 2007
A family reunion in Oklahoma not too long ago made commentator Amelia Tyagi realize that whether you think the middle class is getting squeezed depends on where you live.
Posted In: Economy

'Fired' looks at getting canned

| Mar 29, 2007
Thousands of people get fired from their jobs every day. There's a new documentary on Showtime tonight about the experience of getting the heave-ho. John Brady has a review.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Swimming championships hardly make a splash

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 29, 2007
Swimmers get plenty of attention during the Olympics but, otherwise, the sport suffers from four-year dry spells. Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad's been watching coverage of the World Swimming Championships.
Posted In: Sports

Being Mickey's boss, part 2

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 29, 2007
Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger talks about what he's doing with the keys to the Magic Kingdom. The latest in our Conversations from the Corner Office series.

Go endorse 'em, Tiger

Bob Moon | Mar 29, 2007
Tiger Woods is the most marketable active athlete by a long shot — and he still will be five years from now, according to a survey of sports business and media execs. So what is it that makes him the gold standard of sports endorsement?
Posted In: Sports

China's secret defense budget

Ruth Kirchner | Mar 29, 2007
Beijing comes under new criticism today for its steadily-rising defense budget. And that's just on the surface. It's accused of an aggressive military build-up: unknown amounts of weapons purchases and research not included in the official budget.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Playing mortgage hot potato

Jeff Tyler | Mar 29, 2007
Bankruptcy could be just around the corner for New Century Financial, but other lenders are making money buying and selling subprime loans it issued — a profitable fee-collecting game as long as they unload the loans before borrowers default.
Posted In: Housing

Losing our technological footing

Stephen Beard | Mar 29, 2007
The U.S. — which previously led the world in technological innovation — has slipped all the way to No. 7, according rankings put out by the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Selling American education in India

Miranda Kennedy | Mar 29, 2007
A U.S. envoy is in India this week, hoping to sell that country's substantial youth population on the merits of an American education — one they may soon be able to get without even leaving India.
Posted In: Canada

Cocaine's loophole: Venezuela

Dan Grech | Mar 29, 2007
The U.S. has poured $4 billion into stopping the Colombian drug trade, and it's worked — except that smugglers have found an easy path though neighboring Venezuela since it cut political ties with America and stopped cooperating.
Posted In: Canada