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Bernanke's clear message: Inflation's cooling off

In his semi-annual address to the Senate banking committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said just what the markets wanted to hear. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Washington

Airlines rise above the storm clouds

Attention all passengers. Brace yourself for something you haven't heard in a while: <em>Good</em> news from the airline industry. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy

Analyzing the Syria-Hezbollah connection

What does Syria have to gain from its connection to the militant group Hezbollah? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Joshua Landis, who studies Syrian politics and economy at the University of Oklahoma.
Posted In: Canada

A tale of two tax policies

Democrats in Washington, D.C., are staunchly against tax cuts. But some Democratic governors have been falling off that wagon. Commentator Steve Moore says the party is dividing over how to generate revenue.
Posted In: Washington

Senate targets Corps of Engineers' spending

Reacting to reports of wasteful spending, US senators today approved an amendment that would set up expert panels to review Army Corps of Engineers projects costing more than $40 million. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Government workers' spending was a disaster, too

Investigators say workers in the Homeland Security Department wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wendy Day, rap advocate

You've probably never heard of her, but she's one of the key players in rap music. She runs the advocacy group called Rap Coalition. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship