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The CEO of Italian automaker Fiat is in Germany to discuss a possible bid of General Motors' European operations. As John Dimsdale reports, Fiat is taking advantage of the recession to become the world's second largest carmaker.
Chrysler's sliding into bankruptcy, and General Motors might not be far behind. The automaker recently unveiled a new restructuring plan to turn the company around, but commentator Harley Shaiken says GM's going in the wrong direction.
There's a lot of poetry in work -- people who do it, under do it, and can't afford not to do it. Poet David Tucker reads his poem "Downsizing," Pedro Pietri reads his poem "Telephone Booth Number 905 ½," and poet and columnist Katha Pollitt reads Sarah Cleghorn's "The Golf Links."
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains to Kai Ryssdal why a lot of people are worried about the swine flu, even if the actual number of people who have died from the outbreak doesn't seem as dramatic when compared to other deadly causes.
German universities were only allowed to charge tuition a few years ago. But now with fees rising, students are taking to the streets to protest. Stephen Beard reports.
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