Mar 22, 2013

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Casual dining takes a backseat to more informal restaurant chains. Mississippi River mayors unite to fight for federal infrastructure funding. And it's going to be another long weekend in Cyprus as the country's government scrambles to come up with a…

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Sit down, eat out? Not so much.

Mar 21, 2013
Darden Restaurants, owners of casual dining chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and LongHorn Steakhouse, saw profit fall 18 percent last quarter as sales slipped almost 5 percent.

Drillers and enviros try to set fracking standards together

Mar 22, 2013
Can natural-gas companies and environmental groups together set standards for fracking that will win the public's trust? An experiment in Pennsylvania will try.

Mississippi River mayors call for more dam, lock funding

Mar 22, 2013
Mayors along the Mississippi River say more funding is needed to shore up aging infrastructure.
The confluence of the St. Croix (TOP) and Mississippi Rivers (BOTTOM) is seen from the air on May 31, 2012.
KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages

Cyprus gets a hard line from Germany

Mar 22, 2013
The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin discuses how Germany and its upcoming elections figure into the situation in Cyprus.

A tax on medical devices that almost nobody likes

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Mar 22, 2013
You don't often hear about a 79-to-20 vote in the U.S. Senate, but that's exactly what happened last night. The chamber voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax on medical devices.

PODCAST: Dude, what's in a Dell?

Mar 22, 2013
Drillers and environmental organizations try to set fracking standards together. As Dell looks to go private, what is the company worth? And, the latest on Cyprus.

Casual dining takes a backseat to more informal restaurant chains. Mississippi River mayors unite to fight for federal infrastructure funding. And it’s going to be another long weekend in Cyprus as the country’s government scrambles to come up with a new bailout plan. How are countries around the continent reacting?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC