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Publishers close book on signing parties

| Jul 20, 2007
Once upon a time, publishers would go the extra mile to help their first-time writers. But no longer. Sally Herships reports that the book party, which used to be a staple of the publishing industry, has largely vanished.
Posted In: Books

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 20, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about Wall Street's record-setting week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Stop America's farm socialism

| Jul 20, 2007
Debate continues in Congress on the $250 billion farm bill. On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee voted to end payments to the wealthiest farmers. Commentator Stephen Moore says it's a small step in the right direction.

In Singapore, it pays to procreate

| Jul 20, 2007
Faced with a falling birthrate, Singapore has taken an unusual approach to pushing couples down the path of having babies. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.

This is your brain on Harry Potter . . .

Rico Gagliano | Jul 20, 2007
Some Harry Potter fans have been trying to find advance copies of the latest book on the black market. Which got The Marketplace Players thinking about how the series is addictive -- really addictive.
Posted In: Books

Wizard rocks the house

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 20, 2007
The final Harry Potter book due out tomorrow has already set sales records, but JK Rowling's boy wizard has also given rise to a new genre of music: wizard rock. Rachel Dornhelm has the story behind the bands.
Posted In: Entertainment

Sponsors steer clear of Bonds milestone

Lisa Napoli | Jul 20, 2007
As Barry Bonds inches closer to Hank Aaron's career home runs record, we're not seeing the type of fanfare that would usually accompany such a feat, points out Diana Nyad, because advertisers don't want to risk being associated with the S-word.
Posted In: Sports

Citigroup makes bank

Janet Babin | Jul 20, 2007
Citigroup has had a very good run this quarter. The nation's biggest bank says growth is up 18 percent. The record revenues were bolstered by international growth, while its consumer business was down. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bump in road to WWW ad domination

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 20, 2007
Congress is taking a closer look at Google's plan to buy DoubleClick. The $3.1 billion deal announced in April is awaiting approval from the FTC, but first it'll have to endure an investigation and hearings on Capitol Hill. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Subprime hits keep on comin'

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 20, 2007
More bad news for subprime mortgage investors over the last 24 hours: Bernanke says losses could hit $100 billion and a new report estimates mortgage defaults will keep rising and eating into profits until at least the end of '08. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street