Oct 26, 2009
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Earlier this year, a U.K. man with a metal detector discovered a hoard of gold and silver Anglo-Saxon artifacts worth millions. The scale of his find has fueled a mini boom in metal detecting. Stephen Beard reports.
Author Stewart Brand's "Whole Earth Catalog" offered readers a vision of returning to the land in order to live sustainably. Kai Ryssdal talks to Brand about his latest book, which tackles climate change using a somewhat different tone.
Although supposedly produced on a $15,000 budget, Paramount Studio's "Paranormal Activity" movie has become a nationwide success. Bob Moon explores what's behind the latest "Blair Witch"-style horror phenomenon.
While the U.S. health care system reportedly wastes about $700 billion a year, Congress isn't focusing on cutting out the waste in its overhaul legislation. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Newspaper circulation dropped 10% nationwide compared to last year, a new report says. And the pace of decline is accelerating, thanks in part to a vicious cycle of cuts. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Congressional leaders are expected to propose a plan requiring large banks, brokers and insurance companies to set aside reserves for bad times, and oblige big banks to write up something like a living will. John Dimsdale reports.