May 10, 2006

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Economics force social change in Israel

May 10, 2006
Special subsidies that ultra-Orthodox Jews have long enjoyed from the Israeli government are being phased out. For the first time, many of them have to find employment. Hilary Krieger reports.

Independent restaurants band together

May 10, 2006
Big chain restaurants have filled out major cities, so now they're entering smaller markets such as Nashville. Kim Green reports on how independent restaurants there aren't waiting around for their lunches to be eaten.

Drugmaker wins battle with animal rights group

May 10, 2006
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline got an injunction against an animal rights group today, after it threatened to release personal information about its stockholders. Stephen Beard reports.

Oil market making Washington crazy

May 10, 2006
The White House and Congress are trying to crack down on what they call gas price gouging. But at the same time, they want to give more subsidies to oil and gas companies. Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard is very confused.

When the only thing left to say is 'I'm sorry'

May 10, 2006
A public apology is something of a ritual when companies are caught misbehaving. Paul Slansky tells host Kai Ryssdal about some of those apologies from the book he co-wrote called "My Bad."

Tax cuts feeding economy or starving government?

May 10, 2006
The Senate is expected to pass a tax bill today extending many of President Bush's tax cuts through 2010. The move is intended to make it very hard for whatever party controls Congress in 2010 to raise taxes again. John Dimsdale explains.

Auctioning TV ad buys

May 10, 2006
Internet auctions have delivered good business for eBay. So could a similar online system be used to buy and sell TV advertising? Some Fortune 500 executives think so. Jeff Tyler explains.

Metals market is red hot

May 10, 2006
Planning on getting new plumbing or rewiring your house? It may be time to think again. Copper prices hit an all-time high of $8,000 a ton today. Amy Scott finds out what record copper prices may mean for the world economy.