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A healthy change for hospitals

Helen Palmer | Sep 8, 2007
Three years ago the amount of time doctors-in-training could work in hospitals was reduced from 120 to 80 hours a week. A new study shows if anything it's been good for patient care, not bad, and the residents sure are happier. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Europe embraces America's monsters

Rico Gagliano | Sep 7, 2007
The land of the safe and dependable Volvo is experiencing a growing craze for a not-so-practical U.S. automotive export. We sent Rico Gagliano there to check it out.
Posted In: Entertainment

Big changes at the top for Chrysler

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 7, 2007
Cerberus, the private equity group that bought Chrysler, has hired some big-name talent to lead the automotive company. Kai Ryssdal talks with the New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the automaker's high-level changes.
Posted In: Auto

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 7, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Bush needs help from GOP friends

| Sep 7, 2007
Next week, lawmakers will be voting on a wide array of budget bills. Odds are President Bush will veto anything he thinks spends too much or that hints of a tax increase. But to succeed, says commentator Jeff Birnbaum, he'll need a little help from his friends.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

China's influence seen at summit

Scott Tong | Sep 7, 2007
In the lead-up to the APEC summit, President Bush has had to fend off accusations he's been ignoring the Asian Pacific region. China, on the other hand, has been very attentive -- as our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong reports.

Congress not toying around on imports

Janet Babin | Sep 7, 2007
Lawmakers will hold hearings later this month into why so many tainted Chinese imports have been showing up on store shelves. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and a government agency will be on the hot seat. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Job figures could help trigger rate cut

Bob Moon | Sep 7, 2007
The Labor Department reported today that the employment market lost ground for the first time in four years. The news shocked many analysts, and it could give the Fed some added cover to cut interest rates. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

It takes a village to nurture a retiree

| Sep 7, 2007
Communities of retirees have sprung up as a desirable alternative to giving up homeownership for senior living. Wren Elhai visits with one new village member in Washington, D.C.
Posted In: Retirement

Educating Rico: How to re-fi

| Sep 7, 2007
This week, the Fed issued new guidance for lenders to help homeowners re-finance their mortgages. But you can't re-fi if you barely know what it means. On this installment Educating Rico, Rico Gagliano learns how a re-fi works -- and why sometimes, it doesn't.