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Jan 18, 2007

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'The right time to start is about 10 years ago'

Jan 18, 2007
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Senate committee today that the United States may have to take draconian measures if the government doesn't address its unfunded obligations. John Dimsdale reports.

Apple gets bruised on Wall Street

Jan 18, 2007
A day after Apple announced record quarterly profits, its shares took their biggest hit in almost a year before closing down 6 percent. What gives? Steve Tripoli reports.

Dr. Frankenstein, meet Julia Child

Jan 18, 2007
A new cooking trend called "molecular gastronomy" may sound unappetizing, but it's given rise to some of the world's top restaurants. Jerome Socolovsky gives us a taste from the Madrid Fusion Food Summit.

Video gamers go pro

Jan 18, 2007
Electronic games have gotten so serious that the best players are actually getting paid to compete. Business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new professionals.

Targeting ancient tablets to settle a score

Jan 18, 2007
American courts have awarded about <nobr>$6 billion</nobr> to U.S. citizens injured in terrorist attacks funded by Iran. One group of victims is trying to get Iran to pay up in an unusual way. Diantha Parker reports.

How to jam Washington's revolving door

Jan 18, 2007
With Congress considering lobbying reform, commentator Jeff Birnbaum thinks there's a new idea out there that may be a solution. It came from "Indianapolis." . . .

Tribune bidders only interested in parts

Jan 18, 2007
The bids are in for Tribune Co., owner of newspapers, TV stations and the Chicago Cubs. But the offers weren't what Tribune shareholders were hoping for. Tess Vigeland reports.
Tribune store near the Tribune Tower entrance in Chicago
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Renewable energy bill ends 100-hours agenda

Jan 18, 2007
House Democrats wrap up their 100-hours agenda today with a vote on a bill that would end subsidies for Big Oil and invest that money in a renewable energy fund. Hillary Wicai reports.