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Mar 8, 2012

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McDonald's hopes to boost sales by expanding its options for value-conscious customers. Airfares are likely to remain high throughout this decade and expected to double in 20 years. Gallup's Frank Newport talks about American opinion on the government's role in job creation. The author of a new Vladimir Putin biography dicusses what it means for Russia now that he's back in power. And we continue our series looking back at the Japan earthquake and tsunami one year later, with recordings from the nuclear plant disaster.

Segments From this episode

Airfares to remain high throughout this decade

Mar 8, 2012
The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting that there will be more air travelers chasing fewer flights, pushing prices up.

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Mar 8, 2012
New tapes from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Emergency Operations Center show how the disaster and American reaction unfolded.

What does Putin want out of Russia?

Mar 8, 2012
Moscow journalist Masha Gessen discusses the reelection of Vladimir Putin and what it means for the people of Russia.

McDonald's woos cash-strapped customers

Mar 8, 2012
McDonald's hopes to boost sales by expanding its options for value-conscious customers, including a new "Extra Value Menu."

Not easy getting clean and green

Mar 8, 2012
A new study finds harmful chemicals in many household products, including those called "green."

Facebook friends 25 more banks

Mar 8, 2012
Facebook now has 31 banks involved in the company’s much-anticipated stock offering. Why does it want so many bankers?

McDonald’s hopes to boost sales by expanding its options for value-conscious customers. Airfares are likely to remain high throughout this decade and expected to double in 20 years. Gallup’s Frank Newport talks about American opinion on the government’s role in job creation. The author of a new Vladimir Putin biography dicusses what it means for Russia now that he’s back in power. And we continue our series looking back at the Japan earthquake and tsunami one year later, with recordings from the nuclear plant disaster.

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