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Jul 23, 2007

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Segments From this episode

UAW starts off with tough talk

Jul 23, 2007
Despite today's conciliatory air at the start of negotiations between the United Auto Workers and big automakers, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said he isn't interested in concessions. Alisa Roth reports on the big issues on the table.

'Old media' content remains king

Jul 23, 2007
Wall Street hasn't been kind to the newspaper business since new media came online. But commentator Cody Willard says old media's content makes it a good investment.

Expedia hits tough market for buy-back

Jul 23, 2007
Online travel agent Expedia announced today that it will buy back significantly fewer shares than the million it wanted last month. The culprit is a tightening credit market. Amy Scott reports.

Delivering to the global economy

Jul 23, 2007
Globalization has played a large part in the strong growth of United Parcel Service. Kai Ryssdal talked to CEO Michael Eskew about how the business has changed -- and stayed the same.

Huddled masses yearning to learn free

Jul 23, 2007
With English proficiency becoming an increasingly crucial skill for U.S. immigrants, classes to learn the language for free fill up fast. Jessie Graham reports on the demands facing English-language programs in New York.

Milking money out of stolen crates

Jul 23, 2007
Thieves have found a way to turn a huge profit on recyclables: sending stolen milk crates to plastic manufacturers. Kai Ryssdal talks to Edmund Woods, who handles security for a major Southern California dairy.

Netflix tries lower prices to stay ahead

Jul 23, 2007
Staying competitive in the face of Blockbuster's aggressive online campaign, Netflix announced more price cuts for some of its services. Jeff Tyler explores the lastest in the DVD rental price war.

Music from the episode

The Light The Album Leaf
Obstacle 1 Interpol
Straight Into Darkness Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers