Aug 23, 2007

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Driving toward larger market share

Aug 23, 2007
Earlier this month the Alamo and National rental car brands were sold to the number one company in the industry -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise is changing. Kai Ryssdal talked with its man in the driver's seat, Andrew Taylor.

Panic is over but not the problem

Aug 23, 2007
The markets seem to have calmed down a bit from the initial mortgage meltdown shock, but has the worst passed? Kai Ryssdal talked with financial strategist Richard Bove to get some guidance.

A big gain for weight-loss surgery

Aug 23, 2007
People desperate to lose weight may think more seriously about going under the knife based on the findings of two new studies. Helen Palmer reports.

Time for a refill on pharmacists

Aug 23, 2007
There's a growing shortage of people trained to make sure we get the right medicines in our prescription bottles. Colleges in Tennessee have stepped up, but Blake Farmer reports that's fueling worries over another shortage.

A change to mountaintop-mining rules?

Aug 23, 2007
The Bush Administration is preparing new rules to encourage what some say is a safer and more efficient type of above-ground mining -- mountaintop, or strip, mining. John Dimsdale reports environmentalists are worried.

A pilot program on XM's schedule?

Aug 23, 2007
The FAA is planning to award a contract to overhaul the nation's air traffic control system. The list of bidders includes a company known more for music and talk shows than cockpit communications. Lisa Napoli reports.

When prime real estate is a slum

Aug 23, 2007
The Indian government wants to turn its financial capital of Mumbai into a world-class city. But what will it do with a notorious slum, the largest in Asia, and the people who live there? Miranda Kennedy reports.