In 1996, pollster Mark Penn highlighted what he thought was an important Democratic constituency: soccer moms. Now, he's got a new book out. He tells Kai Ryssdal of a new trend -- young people minding their knitting.
Beyond St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican owns a lot of pricey real estate in Rome. Many of its tenants had come to believe they were protected from rising rents. But, as Megan Williams reports, their faith was misplaced.
The subprime mortgage crisis is exposing the fact that American consumers have very little money in their pockets. And commentator Robert Reich says that realization could lead the nation right into recession.
Wheat prices have hit a record high. The immediate reason is bad weather in western Europe, Australia and parts of the U.S. But John Dimsdale reports there are long-term trends that will keep wheat expensive for a while.
Investors clearly have a ways to go before they'll be feeling better, based on the latest economic reports. Today, a Bush administration official warned they could be waiting a long time. Bob Moon reports.