Feb 14, 2006

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Iraq contractor fraud trial

Feb 14, 2006
Civil proceedings begin today for a US military contractor charged with bilking the US and Iraqi governments. Eric Niiler reports.

Cheaper oil -- say what??

Feb 14, 2006
According to a new government report, oil should hit $56 a barrel by 2030. But wait a minute. Isn't oil already above $60 a barrel? Sam Eaton looks at the numbers.

Mattel's Bob Eckert on what makes a good toy

Feb 14, 2006
Toymakers are in New York this week, showing off their wares at the industry's big annual trade show. Kai Ryssdal talks with Mattel CEO Bob Eckert about what makes a good toy, and why such a fun business can be so tough.

NASCAR, meet Harlequin

Feb 14, 2006
The racing circuit teams up with the publisher of romance novels to target female NASCAR fans. Brian Watt has more.

Alum dating

Feb 14, 2006
Some colleges are trying to help alums with their love lives. But as Brett Neely reports, the effort is also about hooking up the colleges with new funding sources.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC