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Feb 1, 2008

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Job figures only add to the confusion

Feb 1, 2008
January was the first time in more than four years that the economy ended a month with fewer jobs than it started. Bob Moon reports on which industries were hit the worst.

Duopoly may take over Internet

Feb 1, 2008
Once heralded as a completely open environment not ruled by corporate giants, the Net may now be dominated by two forces, Microsoft-Yahoo and Google. Lisa Napoli reports.

How would Microsoft change Yahoo?

Feb 1, 2008
Microsoft-Yahoo would have to be very innovative to compete with Google, which has almost 60% of the online-search market. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
The Yahoo! homepage when it was redesigned in May 2006.
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NFL blocks churches' game gatherings

Feb 1, 2008
Churches that have invited their members to big-screen viewings of the Super Bowl are being called for a penalty by the National Football League. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Marketing American football to Mexico

Feb 1, 2008
Mexico is home to the biggest football audience outside the U.S. and Canada, and now the NFL is trying out creative ways to market the sport there. Claudine LoMonaco reports.

Week on Wall Street

Feb 1, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Commission: Roads, bridges in disrepair

Feb 1, 2008
A Congressional commission has released a report citing major problems in America's roads and transportation systems. Jeremy Hobson reports.

U.S. helps oil-rich Kazakhstan

Feb 1, 2008
The Pentagon announced a new military cooperation pact with Kazakhstan as it tries to bring its military up to NATO standards. Jeff Tyler reports on America's motivation to help the oil-rich country.

What to wear to a recession?

Feb 1, 2008
With this year's New York Fashion Week kicking off in a slowing economy, retailers have a few more wrinkles to contend with in figuring out what customers will buy. Jill Barshay reports.

Music from the episode

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