July 31, 2004 The Chicago Sun-Times newspaper says its single-copy sales are 23 percent lower than indicated in the past. More than a month ago, the paper's parent company admitted it had inflated the figures for several years. Advertisers are suing the company. The rival Tribune company said last month it had inflated circulation numbers at two of its papers. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley.
July 31, 2004 The U.S. is short on cement, which means that some driveways and pools may go un-poured this construction season. Who's to blame? China. NPR's Scott Simon gets the story from Ed Sullivan, chief economist for the Illinois-based Portland Cement Association.
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July 30, 2004 We reflect on what we learned this week from some of the show's more memorable moments.
July 30, 2004 It's time to play our game "Motley Fool School Pop Quiz" -- an exciting romp through our Foolish financial glossary.
July 30, 2004 It's a game. It's a riddle. It's "Name That Company," where we present our listeners with a series of clues and ask them to guess the name of our mystery company. We also give the answer to last week's quiz.
July 30, 2004 Our Foolish words of wisdom to look before you leap into investing.
July 30, 2004 We open up the Fool phone lines for all your financial questions and comments. This week, David Gardner is joined by Motley Fool writer and personal finance expert Dayana Yochim.
July 30, 2004 Google.com sets the stage for a triple-digit IPO price. Is the search engine already overpriced? Fast Company magazine senior writer Alan Deutschman joins us for the Motley Fool Take.
July 30, 2004 The Bush administration reports the pace of the U.S. economic recovery slowed in the second fiscal quarter, to an annual rate of 3 percent. That's down from a revised 4.5 percent growth rate in the first three months of the fiscal year. In a separate statement, the Bush administration said the federal deficit will grow to a record $445 billion. NPR's John Ydstie reports.
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July 30, 2004 NPR's Noah Adams talks to Tess Vigeland of Marketplace about the slowdown in the nation's Gross Domestic Product last quarter and the size of the deficit.
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July 30, 2004 Ten years ago, the Denny's restaurant chain was forced to pay a $54-million settlement in a class-action suit charging it discriminated against African Americans. But discrimination in the corporate world persists. NPR's Tony Cox discusses what it takes to change corporate culture with U.T. Saunders, an organizational-development consultant, and Rachel Hood, director of corporate diversity at Denny's.
July 30, 2004 Schools and libraries across the country are receiving $75 million worth of music CDs as part of a nationwide anti-trust settlement with the music industry. But some recipients say the music they're receiving is more of a dump than donation. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.
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July 29, 2004 Atlanta bank officials are taking notice after a series of seven robberies in which thieves stole construction equipment and then used it to rip out and steal ATM machines. The FBI made an arrest in two of the cases and is investigating the others. Josh Levs reports.
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July 29, 2004 Sales of tickets to the Olympic Games in Athens are lagging, especially to Americans concerned about security and the dollar's decline against the euro. Athens organizing officials are hoping that enthusiasm for the games will build, and locals will snap up tickets at the last minute. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.
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July 29, 2004 The main broadcast TV networks have devoted just one hour a night over three nights to covering the Democratic Convention, citing a lack of news value over the nomination. The networks' ratings are down, but PBS and cable networks have risen. Hear NPR's Michele Norris and Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz.
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