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GM closes plants, shifts focus
General Motors plans to close four of its North American truck and SUV plants and direct more attention to small cars and hybrids. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on the dramatic shift.
Mass. insurance law passes check-up
The prognosis appears good for Massachusetts' health insurance mandate. A new report concludes the state is meeting its goal of reducing the number of uninsured citizens. Sarah Gardner reports.
Smokers fume over NY cigarette tax
New York's cigarette tax moved up to $2.75 per pack today, a move officials hope will drive as many as 140,000 smokers to quit. Jill Barshay gets some smokers' reactions.
Companies vie for Olympic attention
The stage is set in China for the Olympic Games, but with so many companies looking for a slice of the world's attention, it's increasingly difficult to tell who's a sponsor and who's an impostor. Scott Tong reports.
Politics travel the China-Tibet railway
Since its 2006 opening, millions of Chinese have ridden the Qinghai-Tibet railway into Tibet. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with author Abrahm Lustgarten about the financial and cultural impact of the influx of outsiders on Tibet.
Letters from our listeners
From electric cars to no cars at all, from prices on the highway to the price at the airport, energy costs are on your mind. Host Kai Ryssdal has the energy to read your thoughts on our recent coverage.
Science targets your taste buds
Make room for science at the dinner table. One San Diego company is grabbing its share of the multibillion-dollar flavor market. Janet Babin visits and takes us on the search for the perfect taste.
Lehman Bros. considers raising capital
Lehman Brothers may be reporting its first quarterly loss and could seek billions to shore up its books. John Dimsdale looks at what that news could mean for the struggling financial sector.
Music from the episode
Fanva Livet Va Kort Kompis
Uninvisible Medeski, Martin & Wood
Violet Boy In Static
Insomniac Olympics Blockhead