Aug 13, 2009
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Gainesville, Fla. is the first city in the country to adopt a new solar incentive program, making it profitable for an average person or business to put up solar panels and begin feeding power back to the grid. Jennifer Collins reports.
France and Germany both reported that their economies grew last quarter. Many economists seized on those numbers as more evidence the global recession is ending -- though they still remain cautious. Steve Henn reports.
Despite fatter paychecks from stimulus money and a boost from the Cash for Clunkers program, retail sales fell last month. Amy Scott asked around and found a lot of economists were taken by surprise.
Today the Senate Finance Committee decided end-of-life care is so politically touchy that it can't even be talked about, let alone be included in the final bill. Joel Rose reports.
President Obama is getting back on top of the health care debate though town hall meetings, and he's getting a boost from a $12 million ad campaign that started airing today. Kai Ryssdal talks to Chris Frates, who covers health care for Politico.
One particular stretch of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Calif. has seen a lot of positive change since it became a business district. But when bright banners declared the district "Koreatown," it upset some of the locals. Mina Kim has more.