Jul 14, 2009

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Why (and how) Goldman Sachs profited

Jul 14, 2009
Goldman Sachs had a hand in creating the financial crisis, but now the company is reporting a $3.3 billion profit for the last quarter. Seems there's money to be made in repairing the damage. Bob Moon reports.

Not all is new at revamped GM

Jul 14, 2009
General Motors is touting a new and restructured company. But in an effort to strengthen its business, it's bringing back key parts of its past. Alisa Roth reports.

2-year colleges struggle with demand

Jul 14, 2009
President Obama wants to increase the number of students completing degrees at community colleges. But many of the 2-year schools are under stress from increasing demands and decreasing budgets due to the recession. Tamara Keith reports.

How much longer for the war on drugs?

Jul 14, 2009
Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Since then, an estimated $500 billion has been spent on the battle. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ben Wallace-Wells of Rolling Stone magazine about whether the U.S. should continue its strategy.

Larger crisis calls for new solutions

Jul 14, 2009
To turn the economy around, the Obama administration is employing many strategies used in financial crises of the past. But commentator K.C. Cole says the size of the current crisis calls for a "qualitatively different solution."

Are inflation worries justified?

Jul 14, 2009
Recessions can often lead to a risk of deflation, when declining consumer demand forces prices down. But lately, analysts have been worrying about the opposite -- inflation. Even hyperinflation. Amy Scott reports.

French cuisine's not what it used to be

Jul 14, 2009
Bad economic policies and complacency have led to a deterioration of French cuisine, says Michael Steinberger, author of a new book, "Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France." He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

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