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Aug 28, 2008

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Hey! Big economic growth! ... Oh, wait.

Aug 28, 2008
If you go strictly by the numbers, the economy's 3.3% growth in the second quarter looks great. It beats the historical record by just a bit. But before you get excited, listen to John Dimsdale's report on why the momentum might not last.

Bankruptcies are on the rise

Aug 28, 2008
Nearly 1 million people and businesses went into bankruptcy in the first half of this year, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

New Orleans girds for Gustav's arrival

Aug 28, 2008
The approach of Tropical Storm Gustav is only adding to the stress level in the Gulf states. Reporter John Pope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune talks with Kai Ryssdal about the preparations underway.

After speeches, money does the talking

Aug 28, 2008
Political party conventions are as much about money as platforms and funny hats. Politico's Jeanne Cummings is in Denver for the Democratic convention. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about the event's bottom line.

China tries straddling fence with Russia

Aug 28, 2008
At a six-way security meeting in Central Asia with Russian and Chinese participants today, Russia's invasion of Georgia got tepid support from four of its Asian allies -- leaving China stuck in the middle. Scott Tong reports.

Feds adjust rules on corporate probes

Aug 28, 2008
After Enron, the federal government cracked down on corporate misbehavior like tax fraud. But after much complaining by businesses -- and some unintended consequences -- the government is changing its ways. Janet Babin reports.

MBA schools take new tack in studies

Aug 28, 2008
The Graduate Management Admission Council says MBA applicatons are up this year. Joel Podolny, dean of the Yale School of Management, discusses with Kai Ryssdal how students are now using the tools of the Internet to study business cases.

S. Africa debates control of elephants

Aug 28, 2008
Inside South Africa's nature reserves, herds of elephants are growing. So the government's come up with a new plan -- with an eye toward the bottom line. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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