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You found the link that says 'Contact'

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 10, 2007
. . . And you gave us your thoughts on our reports about Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Hooters in New England, Chinese-made toys and, er, our bad grammar.

Go west, young frau!

Kyle James | Jul 10, 2007
Educated young women in East Germany are moving away in search of opportunity in the West and other parts of the world. Kyle James reports on the impact their migration is having back home.
Posted In: Jobs

Real estate still booming in Koreatown

| Jul 10, 2007
Developers and realtors in pockets of Southern California are channeling a new stream of South Korean investment money to stave off the slump that's hit much of the U.S. housing market. Lenora Chu has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Historic snow wrecks Buenos Aires

Dan Grech | Jul 10, 2007
A holiday blizzard has blanketed Buenos Aires for the first time in decades, but there's little to celebrate. Argentina's coldest winter in 40 years has spurred a massive energy crisis. Dan Grech reports.

Bloomberg's traffic plan hits gridlock

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 10, 2007
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Washington today lobbying for federal transportation funds, but it's a no-go if he can't get his state legislature behind a plan to cut traffic by charging drivers $8 to enter Manhattan. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: New York, Washington

Food safety still on back burner

Helen Palmer | Jul 10, 2007
Drug safety's high on the agenda in Washington this week, as the House debates a bill to extend fees the pharmaceutical industry pays the FDA to speed approvals, but some folks say there's greater danger in the "F" than the "D." Helen Palmer has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Paying a high price for bribery

Scott Tong | Jul 10, 2007
China today executed Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of its food and drug agency, for taking payoffs from drug companies to OK untested medicines, one of which led to the deaths of 10 people. Scott Tong tells us what else China's doing to improve safety.
Posted In: Canada

U.S. automakers desperate to sell

Jill Barshay | Jul 10, 2007
Last month car sales at the Big Three American automakers tumbled 13 percent. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are on track to hit a major milestone soon, but they won't be throwing a party. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Auto

Nuts & Bolts: Smart networking

Scott Jagow | Jul 10, 2007
As we wrap our series on the basics of starting a small business, Patti Greene offers this parting advice: You don't have to do it all alone. Talk to your fellow entrepreneurs and seek out networks of people who can help.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Iraq showdown at the authorization bill

John Dimsdale | Jul 9, 2007
A $650 billion defense authorization bill tops the Senate's agenda -- the largest such authorization since World War II. And Democrats will try to use it to hasten the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington