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Coffee house government

Oct 16, 2006
The average American drinks about 45 gallons of coffee a year and politicians are tapping into that constituency. From Seattle, Amy Radil explains.

Reuters opens virtual bureau . . . for real

Oct 16, 2006
Users of online worlds transact millions of real dollars worth of virtual goods and services every day and that means there's real business news to cover. Confused? Host Kai Ryssdal sorts it out with Reuters' Second Life bureau chief Adam Pasick.

Credit Suisse loses $120 million

Oct 16, 2006
Derivatives are risky. They're bets basically — an easy way to lose money. There's word today that Switzerland's second largest bank lost a whole lot on a bad bet in South Korea. Amy Scott reports.

Accounting industry scales down

Oct 16, 2006
Twenty-two mid-sized accounting firms opened up shop today — jointly as Baker Tilly USA. And the fact that they can compete for clients against the Big 4 speaks volumes about the post-Enron accounting world. Steve Tripoli reports.

'Dirty' fuel cleaning up

Oct 16, 2006
A new kind of diesel is coming to a pump near you starting today, and it might just be the biggest advancement in fighting vehicle pollution since unleaded gas. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Chrysler's got an inventory overload

Oct 16, 2006
Some DaimlerChrysler dealers are flexing their muscles and refusing to take cars they didn't order. That's putting pressure on the automaker to ramp up incentives to unload excess inventory. Janet Babin reports.

An unhealthy obsession with eating healthy?

Oct 16, 2006
Fast food can make some people a little sick to their stomachs, but Cal Berkeley student Catherine Price discovered that learning how to eat well can make you feel a little sick too. She might even be orthorexic.

Courting the Arab American vote

Oct 16, 2006
Michigan's 400,000-strong Arab community has been pushing to register new voters as the gubernatorial election nears, but they're missing one crucial political element: donations. Nancy Farghalli reports.
'Arab American Democrat' buttons
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