Nov 6, 2009
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Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon are continuing their online pricing battles. The subject of this week's contest? DVDs. And the back-and-forth is down to the penny. Jeremy Hobson reports.
A lot of people lost their shirts 11 years ago when Russia defaulted on its debt. So some eyebrows have been raised by the Russian finance minister's talk of issuing almost $18 billion in bonds next year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
How do you find a job in today's economy when most companies aren't hiring and few jobs are being created? Commentator Charles Handy says the thing to do is make your own work.
Oprah Winfrey reportedly is considering moving her daytime show from broadcast channels to her new cable channel, OWN. The New York Times's Bill Carter discusses with Kai Ryssdal the risks and rewards she faces.
Horse racing tracks around the nation have been fighting declining attendance for years. Now they're betting on the little guys to help them launch a comeback. Andrea Gardner reports.