Aug 17, 2006

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Katrina profiteering

Aug 17, 2006
Like Iraq, Hurricane Katrina reconstruction has been marred by profiteering, says a report from the nonprofit CorpWatch. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to the group's Pratap Chatterjee about the parallels.

NWA's layoff gaffe

Aug 17, 2006
Laid-off Northwest Airlines workers got something from the company this week: a booklet called "101 Ways to Save Money." Helen Palmer tells us why many of the workers are less than appreciative.

War of resources

Aug 17, 2006
Peace-keeping troops are deployed to southern Israel today. As the cease-fire continues, commentator Abraham Sofaer says the war against Hezbollah is not about terrorism, but something more precious.

Pension bill becomes law

Aug 17, 2006
President Bush signed into law a pension reform bill today. It's got a series of 401k provisions that will get more of us socking away more of our paychecks — automatically. Scott Tong reports.

Moscow's new gourmands

Aug 17, 2006
What happens when a wealthy but landlocked city wants fresh fish or better tomatoes than it can produce locally? It involves customs, airlines and a constant race against the clock. Michael Idov reports.

Big win for fantasy sports

Aug 17, 2006
A small, fantasy sports company won a huge legal battle with Major League Baseball last week. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to sports business analyst Ed Derse about the impact of the court ruling.

How far will a dollar take you?

Aug 17, 2006
A bus company in the Midwest has landed on a formula for success by charging as little as $1 a seat between Chicago and Minneapolis. But do you get what you pay for? Diantha Parker reports.