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All Things Considered
Friday, February 1, 2008

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  • Microsoft Bids for Yahoo in Effort to Gain on Google
    Microsoft has made a $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo, an aggressive move by the software giant to gain market share on the Internet and compete with Google. Microsoft and Yahoo have talked about merging for years. This time, a hostile but very rich offer could seal the deal.
  • Microsoft Eager for Share of Online Ad Revenue
    Microsoft has plenty of reasons to want to acquire online giant Yahoo — 80 billion reasons, in fact. Online ad revenues are expected to double by 2010, reaching $80 billion, and Microsoft is eager to get into the game — if for no other reason than to slow rival Google's historic growth.
  • Police Bust Kidney Scam Targeting India's Poor
    Police in India have uncovered an illegal kidney transplant racket in which hundreds of poor laborers were duped or forced into giving up their organs for wealthy Indians and foreigners. Several such operations have been discovered in India, but the scale of this one is described as unprecedented.
  • Democrats Raise Far More Cash Than GOP Rivals
    Just before Super Tuesday, the presidential candidates were required to file federal reports on their fundraising and campaign spending. It's giving voters the chance to see how money could change the race.
  • Colleges Fight Calls to Dip Further Into Endowments
    Congress wants universities to spend more of their endowments to reduce tuition costs, but colleges say their costs vary a great deal from year to year, and they can't hand out money. Analysts say universities are caught up in a spending binge and feel no incentive to reduce costs.
  • Where the Candidates Stand on Illegal Immigration
    As part of our series on issues leading up to what has become a national primary on Super Tuesday, Robert Siegel talks with Carrie Kahn about the presidential candidates' positions on immigration.
  • Top San Diego School Accused of Grade-Fixing
    One of the highest ranked charter schools in the nation is trying to salvage its reputation. An audit found evidence of grade inflation, allegedly encouraged by the school's founding principal.
  • Defense, Manning Boost Giants' Super Bowl Odds
    New England is looking to be the second NFL team to finish an undefeated season with a Super Bowl win, and New York entered the playoffs as a wild card entry, so the game is statistically unbalanced. But the strength of the Giants defense and quarterback Eli Manning could be something to watch Sunday.
  • Vegas Counts On Big Numbers for the Big Game
    Super Bowl weekend will draw upwards of 300,000 people to Las Vegas, perhaps more than the number of attendees in Phoenix for the actual game. Casinos are hoping bettors will place $1 million on their tables on Super Bowl-related parlays alone, not to mention money spent on the usual games available in Las Vegas.
  • Clinton, Obama Target Latino Voters in California
    In California, Hispanics make up about 40 percent of the population, and they are expected to account for about 20 percent of the Democratic vote on Tuesday. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are working hard to win that key constituency.

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