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Sep 8, 2009

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Weighty items on lawmakers' agenda

Sep 8, 2009
Health care isn't the only item lawmakers have to tackle. Tamara Keith reports that Congress' to-do list also includes climate legislation and reforming the financial regulatory system.

What exactly is a health care co-op?

Sep 8, 2009
Lawmakers have been debating the public option in an overhaul to health care. But a compromise proposal may attract enough bipartisan support to pass. Joel Rose reports on the idea of regional insurance cooperatives.

Why is the price of gold so high?

Sep 8, 2009
The price of gold soared past the $1,000-an-ounce mark for the first time since February. Why are investors going for gold right now? Alisa Roth reports.

U.S. must step up on climate change

Sep 8, 2009
The health care debate is putting climate change on the back burner, which means the U.S. may not pass a law to cut down greenhouse gas emissions anytime soon. Commentator Dan Esty says that's a cop out.

Chamber fights consumer agency plan

Sep 8, 2009
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched an ad campaign opposing the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Bob Moon reports.

China leads economic rebound

Sep 8, 2009
Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about why China's economy is recovering much faster than the United States'.

Letters: Education, running, light bulbs

Sep 8, 2009
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving college majors, light bulbs, and commentaries about running and about higher education's placebo effect.

Case may transform national elections

Sep 8, 2009
Companies are currently banned from paying for ads that take sides in an election campaign. But a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could bring about a change. Steve Henn reports.