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Thursday, August 7, 2008

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  • Candidates, Congress weigh in on energy
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama now supports some offshore oil drilling and use of the strategic petroleum reserves. GOP presidential candidate John McCain also supports more drilling. Meanwhile Congress is making some moves to compromise that may be too little too late.9:06 a.m.
    Coral Davenport: reporter for Congressional Quarterly.
    Matthew Nordan: president of Lux Research, Inc., specializing in emerging technologies.
    Michael Lynch: president of consulting firm Strategic Energy & Economic Research Inc.
  • Ye olde book sales declining
    The latest book sensation, a young adult series on teen vampires may help some booksellers, but the industry overall is seeing a decline in the book-buying population. Two observers of the book industry over the decades look at all the factors changing the book industry.10:06 a.m.
    Laura Miller: author of 2006 book, "Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption." She's an assistant professor of sociology at Brandeis University.
    Albert Greco: professor of marketing at Fordham University and the author of ''The Book Publishing Industry.''

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