Dec 4, 2007

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Iran sanctions now seen as unlikely

Dec 4, 2007
Now that a United States intelligence report has concluded Iran stopped work on a suspected nuclear weapons program four years ago, a major project to sanction the country may be in question. John Dimsdale reports.

Airlines plan to pack in more per flight

Dec 4, 2007
Passenger jets are flying 80 percent full these days, and it's only going to get worse. The nation's largest six airlines say they're going to fill their planes even closer to capacity. Jill Barshay reports.

Subprime fears fuel run on Florida fund

Dec 4, 2007
A Florida fund that for 25 years gave school districts and local governments a safe place to park their investments has lost $10 billion in two weeks. Groups with money at risk led a run on the fund when they…

Study puts cities' best feet forward

Dec 4, 2007
If you live in Washington, D.C.; Boston or San Francisco, you're in the top three walkable urban areas of the country, according to ranking from The Brookings Institution published today. And as the report's author Chris Leininger tells Kai Ryssdal,…

Goodwill goes 'vintage,' gets trendy

Dec 4, 2007
With yesterday's fashions filling trendy shops, what's old isn't just new again, it's new and expensive. No surprisee, then, that even Goodwill stores are getting some fashion sense. Andrea Gardner reports.

A look at listener mail

Dec 4, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews comments from listeners regarding our coverage of the Mom 2B expo, the Hollywood writers strike, a Mattoon, Illinois, burger restaurant and our interview with eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

Paying a visit to the 'Jews of the East'

Dec 4, 2007
Many Chinese have a soft spot for Jews and their perceived success in business. That may be a horrible stereotype, but perceptions Americans find completely unacceptable exist and even thrive in China. Scott Tong and Bill Marcus report.

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