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Many NOLA neighborhoods still empty

Tess Vigeland | Aug 22, 2008
About 70% of New Orleans' pre-Hurricane Katrina population is back. Many have moved to higher ground, leaving one-third of residential addresses empty. Tess Vigeland talks with Tina Marquardt of the nonprofit Beacon of Hope about what's keeping people away.
Posted In: Housing

Credit Score: Carry A Balance or Not?

Chris Farrell | Sep 4, 2008
Question: My 23 year old son applied for a credit card and was turned down because of "lack of credit history." We had held a joint credit card...
Posted In: Credit Cards

Have oil companies manipulated prices?

| Sep 4, 2008
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is looking into whether oil companies have been manipulating prices, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Oil, Wall Street

Miami luring tourists from S. America

Dan Grech | Sep 5, 2008
Miami saw a drop in tourism during the first half of this year and wants the tourists back. A travel show this weekend turns south -- way south -- to bring a wave of visitors to the beaches and shopping malls.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Beginning 10 years ago, search was on

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 4, 2008
A decade ago this week all of our lives started to change just a little bit. Google was born. And now it seems you almost can't go anywhere -- on the Web, at least -- without using it to search and do many other things. Kai Ryssdal takes a look.
Posted In: Internet

Schools struggle with lunch budgets

Steve Henn | Sep 3, 2008
The economy is taking a bite out of school lunches. School districts are getting fewer tax dollars and want lunch programs to support themselves. Steve Henn reports on the choices they face.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Food

Unemployment points to weak economy

| Sep 4, 2008
GMAC's financial services arm announced that it will close its retail offices and lay off about 5,000 employees. Renita Jablonski talks with economics editor Chris Farrell about the overall unemployment rate.

Boeing union agrees to delay a strike

Mitchell Hartman | Sep 4, 2008
Boeing machinists, the airline's largest union, decisively reject the contract. However, they agree to put a walkout on hold for 48 hours to give Boeing a chance to renegotiate. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs, Travel

Planning for death: One of our listeners

| Jun 27, 2008
As part of our series on estate planning, we're talking to people familiar with dealing with death. This week, we hear from one of our listeners forced to confront her own mortality.

For the sake of the sockeye salmon

| Aug 26, 2008
A measure on a Homer, Alaska ballot would limit pollution from mining operations to avoid threatening salmon fisheries. But some say this is a way to avoid construction of a copper and gold mine. Emily Schwing reports.



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