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Feb 9, 2007

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Mostly dead air for U.S. firms at India show

Feb 9, 2007
More than 50 American defense and aerospace companies are at the Aero India show this week, showing off their flashiest aircraft. But the trip was a long way to go for not much payoff. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Icahn's not leery of auto-parts investment

Feb 9, 2007
Carl Icahn's private equity fund has made a deal to buy the auto-parts maker Lear for close to $3 billion — at a time when parts suppliers are struggling. Amy Scott reports on what Icahn might have in mind.

Minimum-wage accord faces maximum challenge

Feb 9, 2007
A House committee released a $1.2 billion package of small-business tax cuts today. The House is trying to find common ground with the Senate on a minimum-wage increase, but that ground is proving shaky. Steve Tripoli reports.

Burger's unclear origin feeds patty debate

Feb 9, 2007
Towns in Connecticut, Texas and Wisconsin will tell you in short order that they're the birthplace of the modern-day American hamburger. Reporter Brian Bull did some grilling to get to the meat of their claims.

Week on Wall Street

Feb 9, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Rabbis keep working on sabbath machines

Feb 9, 2007
For observant Jews on the sabbath, work, electrical devices and machinery are off-limits. But some Israeli rabbis are making machines to keep the faithful inside the letter — and spirit — of religious law. Shia Levitt reports.

Iraq funding faces uphill battle with Murtha

Feb 9, 2007
Top Army officers met up with a tough Bush administration critic on Capitol Hill today as they addressed the president's request for further Iraq war funding. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Chavez continues nationalization plan

Feb 9, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's government agreed to buy AES subsidiary La Electricidad de Caracas for $800 million. AES valued it at $2.6 billion. Kai Ryssdal talks with economic journal editor Robert Bottome about the deal.