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Best of Times, Worst of Times

Chris Farrell | Oct 11, 2007
Last night, my teenage son recited the famous first paragraph from A Tale of Two Cities. He's reading it for class. I chuckled while he said the...

Boeing delays takeoff of 787

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 10, 2007
The airplane maker says it continues to have problems getting pieces on the 787 to fit. When will it be ready for delivery? One analyst isn't placing any bets.
Posted In: Travel

Old ways walk out with Chrysler workers

Alisa Roth | Oct 10, 2007
Nobody knows how long the UAW strike against Chrysler is going to last or what a deal might look like. What is likely, though, is that UAW negotiations won't ever be the same again. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Feds plan help for subprime homebuyers

Steve Henn | Oct 10, 2007
The federal government is going to team with credit counselors and the mortgage industry to see what can be done to help borrowers avoid foreclosure. It's not all altruism. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing

Public schools lose in Court's tie vote

John Dimsdale | Oct 10, 2007
Supreme Court justices split, 4-4, on whether taxpayers have to pick up the tab for a private school education for a child with disabilities. The tie means a lower-court ruling against New York City schools will stand. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Education

Race is on to fuel the car of the future

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 10, 2007
Car makers could help solve a lot of problems such as global warming and U.S. reliance on foreign oil. Vijay Vaitheeswaran has a new book on that very topic -- cars of the future and how they'll be fueled. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Auto, Books

Rwanda is in women's hands

| Oct 10, 2007
Thirteen years ago a million people were killed in the Rwanda genocide. When it was over, 70 percent of the population was women. The gender imbalance has allowed women to make ground-breaking changes in the country. Orly Halpern reports.

Dems, GOP ... You do agree on Medicare

| Oct 10, 2007
Commentator David Frum says Democrats and Republicans are pushing for the same approach to solving the Medicare crisis -- they just don't realize it.
Posted In: Health

Attending the conference? Bring the kids!

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 10, 2007
Smart conference organizers have realized that arranging sideline events for the conference-goers' children is a good way to keep stress levels down and attendance up. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

The Alaska senators' committee

| Oct 10, 2007
Committee that conducted fundraising, receiving thousands of dollars, never registered with the Federal Election Commission.