Andrew Carnegie spent half a lifetime amassing great wealth, and the other half trying to give it away. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with author David Nasaw about his biography of the famed businessman and philanthropist.
New York City has long been considered the world's financial capital, but lately there's been talk that it's losing ground to London. So the city's hired consultants to compare financial services sectors. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The rich may be getting richer while everyone else treads water or falls further behind, but what about our social status? Humorist Sandra Tsing Loh tells us these days it's as much about image as money.
Illinois wants half the motor fuel used in the state to be supplied by homegrown, alternative sources by 2017. But right now flex fuel vehicles and biofuel stations are few and far between, Sam Eaton reports.
The economic arrows are all pointing the right directions: GDP is up. Dow's way up. Gas prices are down, so is unemployment. So why do so many people think Republicans will miss their target this election year? Scott Tong reports.
What if future Social Security payments showed up on the government's present balance sheet? A sweeping new proposal for government accounting rules would do just that. Hillary Wicai looks at possible repercussions.
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