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Jul 9, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Steve & Barry's unravels

Jul 9, 2008
Retailer Steve & Barry's, known for selling hip clothes for next to nothing, has filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Apple readies App Store for iPhone

Jul 9, 2008
Apple's latest iPhone launches Friday, but the real buzz is around a software update that will give iPhone users access to third party applications. Janet Babin reports.

A sweet new sugar option

Jul 9, 2008
Coca-Cola and Cargill are throwing their hats into the sweetener ring with Truvia, an all-natural substitute made from a plant 300 times sweeter than sugar. Alisa Roth reports.

SEC works to rein in raters

Jul 9, 2008
The SEC is revamping the way credit rating agencies hand out scores after several gave high marks to risky securities. Host Kai Ryssdal asks SEC Chairman Christopher Cox about efforts to rein in raters.

Afghanistan's bumpy road to recovery

Jul 9, 2008
One of the biggest reasons Afghanistan's revival can't get traction is the poor roads that make getting from place to place a struggle. Greg Warner reports.

Getty to snap up Flickr users' pics

Jul 9, 2008
Thanks to a licensing deal between stock photo agency Getty Images and popular photo sharing site Flickr, you could soon cash in on those vacation snapshots. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Take the politics out of FEMA

Jul 9, 2008
The way the government handles a natural disaster can clearly have political ramifications, but commentator David Frum argues that's not an excuse to let politicians manage disaster relief.

Candidates search for election funds

Jul 9, 2008
John McCain still trails Barack Obama in fundraising, but may find help from an array of independent groups. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Politico's Jeanne Cummings about where the campaigns will turn for money in this election.

Music from the episode

Upside Down Nomo, Shawn Lee, Natalie Bergman, Wild Belle
Lovesong The Cure
Record Machine The Herms