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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.

More job cuts for Chrysler

Alisa Roth | Oct 10, 2007
Cerberus, the private-equity firm that owns Chrysler, has been making plans to cut non-union jobs. Alisa Roth crunches the numbers and tells us what that means for the company's work force.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

India rallies against big retailers

Lisa Napoli | Oct 10, 2007
In India today, 20,000 people gathered for the largest protest of its kind against retail giants like Wal-Mart. Lisa Napoli talks to reporter Jean Parker about the country's ongoing fight against Western-style stores.

Pay no price for grocery mistakes

Kyle James | Oct 10, 2007
Customers of Norway's Co-op grocery chain who just didn't like what they bought can now get a full refund -- even if they've already eaten it. Kyle James has more.
Posted In: Retail

Washington won't return dirty money

Steve Henn | Oct 10, 2007
Before pleading guilty to bribing state legislators, Alaskan oil tycoon Bill Allen very actively spread his wealth around Congress. So far, a lot of his government beneficiaries haven't given the money back. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime