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NBC Universal will cut 700 jobs and slash around $750 million in operating expenses before the end of next year. Sluggish ad sales and viewership are to blame, Amy Scott reports.
A few big companies are planning to show user-generated commercials during Super Bowl XLI. Host Kai Ryssdal asks business of sports analyst Ed Derse about the latest trend in the advertising world.
A sizable number of companies that have been backdating stock options share common board members, according to a recent study. The SEC is looking into the possibility that they helped spread the practice. John Dimsdale reports.
In all likelihood, a campaign office somewhere has an electronic file with your personal voting and spending habits as political consultants take a page from the marketing pros' handbook. Scott Tong looks at how they get all that info.
CBS's hit show "Survivor" began this season with teams split by race. The division didn't last long once the controversy spooked advertisers — and Youth Radio's Jordon Monroe says that's a shame.
Oil giant BP recently opened a new pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey. Some residents of one Azeri village received hundreds of thousands of dollars to compensate for lost land, but is the town better off? Kelly McEvers has the story.
Gas prices could be on the rise again if OPEC follows through with production cuts, but things could be worse. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to this week in 1973 for the OPEC oil embargo.