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A fresh start for San Diego?

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 5, 2005
Jerry Sanders was sworn in as San Diego's mayor today. He's the third person to have that job this year, because 2005 has not been kind to the city. As Adam Lashinsky explains, Mr. Sanders has a tough task ahead of him.

Returning to China

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 5, 2005
I never thought it would take me this long to get back to China. When we left in ’97 my wife and I were sure we’d be back here living and working...
Posted In: China

Berkshire Hathaway

Scott Jagow | Dec 5, 2005
Newsweek's Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan looks at the market for shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway stock with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Wall Street

Brand loyalty

Tess Vigeland | Dec 5, 2005
Host Tess Vigeland talks to author Bill McEwen about his current book "Married to the Brand: Why Consumers Bond with Some Brands for Life."

Breast cancer device

| Dec 5, 2005
Researchers are working to lower breast cancer rates by giving women a low-cost, at-home diagnostic tool to help them locate tumors. Aries Keck reports.
Posted In: Health

The state of bird flu

| Dec 5, 2005
President Bush invites state officials to the White House today to discuss bird flu preparedness. As Gretchen Cook reports, what states really want to talk about is money.
Posted In: Health

Unfinished business

Hilary Wicai | Dec 5, 2005
The House returns to work this week to finalize bills to cut taxes and spending before the current legislative session ends. Hillary Wicai reports.

Celluloid smoking

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 5, 2005
A new report out today says smoking in movies inspires nearly 400,000 teens to take up the habit each year. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, the film industry is leery of legislative proposals to curb lighting up on-screen.

Upscale holiday

Andrea Gardner | Dec 5, 2005
The super rich are expected to spend more this holiday season than last. Can one household really spend $29,000 on shoes and handbags? Andrea Gardner finds out.

Voting machines

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 5, 2005
The clock is ticking for states wanting to put electronic voting machines in place. Local officials must make sure their machines meet national reliability standards by the end of this year. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, there are security concerns.