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American workers' productivity in the last quarter was way up, according to a government report. But another report says labor costs decreased. That may be good news for those worried about inflation, but not so good for workers. Janet Babin reports.
Union machinists at Boeing could hit picket lines by Friday night, if a two-day cooling off period doesn't stick. Mitchell Hartman has been following the story. He checks in with Kai Ryssdal.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is looking into whether oil companies have been manipulating prices, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
The hurricane watch has shifted away from the Gulf Coast to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as tropical storm Hanna approaches. Kai Ryssdal talked with two business owners who are getting ready.
About 7 million Americans collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Another 2.5 million people apply each year, leaving hundreds of thousands stuck in a backlog for approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering cutting back on the information it collects from the nation's biggest telecommunications providers about service problems. Steve Henn reports.
A decade ago this week all of our lives started to change just a little bit. Google was born. And now it seems you almost can't go anywhere -- on the Web, at least -- without using it to search and do many other things. Kai Ryssdal takes a look.