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May 11, 2006

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Gaming gets back to kid stuff

May 11, 2006
Video game makers and players are in LA this week for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. One thing you won't find this year — scantily clad women. There's a reason for it, Ethan Lindsey reports.

New player in high-speed Internet game

May 11, 2006
Millions of Americans connect to the Internet with high-speed connections from their phone or cable company. But now electricity companies are starting to get into the mix with Broadband over Power Lines or BPL. From Pittsburgh, Mark Nootbaar reports.

Northwest's $1 billion loss

May 11, 2006
The airline on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss of $1.1 billion. Tess Vigeland looks at how the mounting red ink is likely to impact Northwest's efforts to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Why our economy's still growing

May 11, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss why the US economy continues to grow despite soaring energy costs and rising interest rates.


May 11, 2006
Verizon and other telecom companies are looking to sell portions of their vast network of phone lines as more consumers disconnect their landlines. Janet Babin reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC