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Feb 21, 2012

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"Burn" host Alex Chadwick discusses the newly released audio recordings from the day of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown last year. Walmart's fourth quarter earnings slumped by nearly 15 percent due to its low prices. Sony will soon release its…

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Ferris Bueller, 25 years later

Feb 21, 2012
Movies can help set our expectations for how life may turn out. So, how did life turn out for the graduates of Ferris Bueller's high school, the real one?

Sony unveils new handheld video game console

Feb 21, 2012
It is called the PlayStation Vita, and it is coming to the U.S. and Europe this week. A basic Wi-Fi version costs costs $250 and Sony is promoting it with a $50 million marketing campaign.

The journey from farm to the dinner table

Feb 21, 2012
In her new book, journalist Tracie MacMillan explores the various ways that Americans grow, buy, sell and eat their food.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission releases audio of Fukushima disaster

Feb 21, 2012
Alex Chadwick, host of "BURN: An Energy Journal," discusses the conversations at the NRC as the agency became aware of last year's nuclear disaster in Japan.

Walmart lures shoppers back -- at a price

Feb 21, 2012
Walmart boosted U.S. sales in the latest quarter, but shoppers were drawn to lower-priced products and that hit profit margins.

Facebook profiles can predict job performance

Feb 21, 2012
A new study says looking at people's profiles on the social network can predict how dependable or emotionally stable a person is.

Greek bond investors take big 'haircut' in bailout deal

Feb 21, 2012
Hans Humes is one of the private creditors who is now taking a 74 percent haircut on the Greek debt he owns. He explains what that means, and why he invested.

“Burn” host Alex Chadwick discusses the newly released audio recordings from the day of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown last year. Walmart’s fourth quarter earnings slumped by nearly 15 percent due to its low prices. Sony will soon release its handheld gaming device, Playstation Vita. Will it be a success? Journalist Tracie McMillan talks about her journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. And we visit the high school where “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was filmed to learn more about how life turned out for the actual students there.

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