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Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | May 25, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Putting lies and fraud on exhibit

| May 25, 2007
The Creation Museum opens Monday in Petersburg, Ky. Its displays are predicated on a belief in creationism. Commentator and physicist Lawrence Krauss says don't go. You shouldn't pay to see bad science.
Posted In: Science

Paying for pomp's circumstances

Youth Radio | May 25, 2007
In rural Kentucky where Deirdre Gibson grew up, many families struggle to make ends meet. But, as she reports, they're still willing to pay the big bills that go with high school prom, graduation and other rites of passage.

Fixing the fixed rate issue

| May 25, 2007
Relief may soon be on the way for consumers burned by credit card mumbo-jumbo. Tess Vigeland talks to's Greg McBride about changes proposed by the Federal Reserve.

Buzzword: Ethanol effect

| May 25, 2007
Solving one problem sometimes just creates another. It's not easy being green.

Not your father's American Dream

| May 25, 2007
A new study reveals that while American men are working harder than the generation before them, they are earning less. Families are keeping pace because two-income households are now the norm. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Coke gets smart and vitaminwater

Bob Moon | May 25, 2007
The fizz is going out of soda profits, but Coca-Cola has a plan B. There's news today that the soft drink maker will shell out $4.2 billion for bottled water giant Glaceau, best known for its smartwater and vitaminwater brands.
Posted In: Retail


Bob Moon | May 25, 2007
After being turned away by the London Stock Exchange earlier this year, the NASDAQ has found a willing transatlantic partner in Stockholm's OMX exchange. And we'll probably see more consolidation ahead says economist Andrew Hilton.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Hugo Chavez TV

Dan Grech | May 25, 2007
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is taking over the country's airwaves. His government already controls many media outlets there — on which he broadcasts live up to 40 hours a week — and now he's taking over its most-watched TV network. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

It's a sexual marketing revolution

Stacey Vanek Smith | May 25, 2007
Companies that make, um, intimacy products are getting creative about how they market them to women, whose attitudes about sex are more open than ever. And courting the ladies is really paying off, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.