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Aug 25, 2006

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Reservations required . . . about the economy

Aug 25, 2006
You might have noticed it's been a whole lot easier getting a table at a chain restaurant this summer. Rachel Dornhelm reports the slump reveals more unappetizing news about the general economy.

Change in motion at Ford

Aug 25, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the continuing changes and reports of impending deals at struggling Ford Motor Co.

Panning for a little safe haven

Aug 25, 2006
Alaska has been enjoying a mini gold rush this summer. Increased interest in the precious metal has people wading into streams with pan in hand. From Juneau, Weld Royal reports.

A British invasion of American TV

Aug 25, 2006
More and more of the TV shows Americans like were originally made in the UK. From London, Stephen Beard reports on how British and American TV have been trading places.

Why do you think they call it a Crackberry?

Aug 25, 2006
Two new studies suggest employees are spending way too much time tethered to the office by those mobile e-mail phones. Could it be addiction? Janet Babin reports.

Iran sanctions threat faces tough going

Aug 25, 2006
Russia is refusing to go along with a United Nations resolution that threatens sanctions if Iran doesn't stop its nuclear enrichment program. And that forces the US into a delicate dance. Hillary Wicai reports.

When lawmakers leave, stocks rise

Aug 25, 2006
Commentator Amity Shlaes has a winning investment strategy — wait until Congress takes a break.