May 19, 2008

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Reinventing a 170-year-old company

May 19, 2008
A.G. Lafley heads Procter & Gamble, the biggest consumer products company in the world, earning $82 billion a year. But eight years ago, it was a different story when he took the top spot. He talks about making changes to…

Microsoft refines search for Yahoo deal

May 19, 2008
Microsoft isn't taking No for an answer in its desire for at least a part of Yahoo. And Yahoo says it's willing to listen. So what could it be? Search? Advertising? Jeff Tyler reports on some of the possibilities.

Did we dodge the recession bullet?

May 19, 2008
The Conference Board's report of 10 leading economic indicators is forecasting an economy that will show some minimal growth in the next several months. Meantime, a survey of economists is predicting anemic growth. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Marketing engine in 'Speed Racer' stalls

May 19, 2008
The movie 'Speed Racer' was supposed to be a blockbuster. Warner Bros. put $250 million into making and marketing it. But so far it's earned less than $30 million at the box office. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the economics of…
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Anti-immigrant anger erupts in S. Africa

May 19, 2008
Millions of Zimbabwe residents have fled to South Africa to escape the turmoil in their country. But their influx has touched off brutal riots in Johannesburg. Reporter Gretchen Wilson is there and describes the scene.

Migrants torn by distance from Sichuan

May 19, 2008
Millions of migrant workers from China's earthquake-ravaged Sichuan province who left home to work in cities to the east now must decide what to do. Should they return home to help or keep working and just send money? Scott Tong…

Teaching the business of politics

May 19, 2008
Businesses have always put a lot of money and effort into political campaigns. A business lobbying group in Orlando, Fla., is going one step further. It's training local businesspeople to be politicians. Judith Smelser reports.

Music from the episode

Upside Down Nomo, Shawn Lee, Natalie Bergman, Wild Belle
Upside Down Nomo, Shawn Lee, Natalie Bergman, Wild Belle
Vive La Vie Kreidler
Vive La Vie Kreidler