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Study puts cities' best feet forward

| Dec 4, 2007
If you live in Washington, D.C.; Boston or San Francisco, you're in the top three walkable urban areas of the country, according to ranking from The Brookings Institution published today. And as the report's author Chris Leininger tells Kai Ryssdal, consumers want to walk -- even in L.A.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Subprime fears fuel run on Florida fund

Dan Grech | Dec 4, 2007
A Florida fund that for 25 years gave school districts and local governments a safe place to park their investments has lost $10 billion in two weeks. Groups with money at risk led a run on the fund when they got nervous about its investments in subprime loans. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Airlines plan to pack in more per flight

Jill Barshay | Dec 4, 2007
Passenger jets are flying 80 percent full these days, and it's only going to get worse. The nation's largest six airlines say they're going to fill their planes even closer to capacity. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Travel

Iran sanctions now seen as unlikely

John Dimsdale | Dec 4, 2007
Now that a United States intelligence report has concluded Iran stopped work on a suspected nuclear weapons program four years ago, a major project to sanction the country may be in question. John Dimsdale reports.

Web could be new advertising king

Steve Tripoli | Dec 4, 2007
Analysts project that Web advertising will see big growth worldwide next year, thanks to emerging markets and large-scale events like the Olympics. Steve Tripoli reports what advertisers are willing to spend.

A Brilliant, Funny Analysis of the Markets

Chris Farrell | Dec 4, 2007
Thanks to economist and blogger Greg Mankiw. A great send-up by two British comics of financiers and the subprime crisis. Enjoy.

Russia could end its beef with U.S.

Jeremy Hobson | Dec 4, 2007
Russia cut all U.S. beef out of its diet after the scare of mad cow disease. But thanks to a craving for higher-quality meat, the country might soon be letting American beef imports back in. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health

Andorra's tourists get warm reception

Kyle James | Dec 4, 2007
The tiny country of Andorra has a thriving tourist economy, which relies partly on its ski resorts. But with global warming becoming an increasing threat, the tourism board is looking to diversify. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Travel

Attention shoppers: It's the holidays

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 4, 2007
A new survey out shows shoppers aren't shopping much so far this holiday season, and the ones who are have mainly been looking for bargains. And high gas prices aren't the only thing to blame. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Airbus flying away from Europe

| Dec 4, 2007
Attracted by the weak dollar, Airbus is considering opening up a new factory in Alabama. Doug Krizner talks to David Gow from The Guardian in London about the wake-up call to Europe's manufacturing industry.
Posted In: Travel