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Hotel industry thriving

Jun 5, 2006
Airlines may be hurting, but a study out today predicts the hotel industry will rake in record profits this year. Cheryl Glaser looks at what's driving the boom — and it's not cheaper rates.

Will audiences heed 'The Omen'?

Jun 5, 2006
Twentieth Century Fox is releasing "The Omen" tomorrow, tied to the 6/6/06 date it has used to market the horror film. But opening a movie on a Tuesday can be scary for the box office. Will it work? Jeff Tyler reports.

Cost of air travel taking off

Jun 5, 2006
The airline industry is struggling against the rising cost of jet fuel. It's already cut costs by renegotiating labor contracts. Now, it's raising prices. But how high can they go? Tess Vigeland reports.
A United Airlines jet jet takes off from Denver International Airport
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Politicking reigns as midterm elections near

Jun 5, 2006
Democrats accuse President Bush of trying to rally his conservative base with a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But Republicans say Democrats are doing the same thing by trying to hike the minimum wage. John Dimsdale reports.

Corn ethanol better for politicians than environment

Jun 5, 2006
Detroit has been bragging about its adoption of ethanol as an alternative fuel. But, as Los Angeles Times auto critic Dan Neil tells host Kai Ryssdal, corn-based fuel isn't all that efficient.

Power Trips, Part 2: Who's paying

Jun 5, 2006
Our special report continues from San Diego — home to the biggest sponsor of Congressional staff travel, defense contractor General Atomics. Steve Henn reports.

Brown bag economics

Jun 5, 2006
Economist and commentator Susan Lee says the brown bag lunch doesn't always make financial sense.