Despite pledges of transparency, the bailout remains opaque

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Despite pledges of transparency, the bailout remains opaque

Treasury and the Fed said they would be open about where the taxpayers' trillions of dollars are going. But two months into the bailout, we still don't know important details about th...

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Is national security threatened by a troubled economy?

With unemployment claims at a 16-year high, Detroit looking into the abyss, and the economy in freefall, our national security could be at risk. James Rickards, senior managing direct...

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Aquatic Harmonics

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed technology that uses tracks movements of fish in a tank by corresponding their movement with musical notes The end result is a polyphonic pl...

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The holiday jukebox from hell

How bad can Christmas songs get? Jack Grace, the Martini Cowboy, explores the lower depths of holiday music hell. "I'm here to talk about atrocious music, plain and simple....

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Bush pardons man 24 years after his death

Charlie Winters is only the second man to be pardoned posthumously. After he arranged for B-17 bombers to be sent to Israel (and even flew one himself across the Atlantic). He was hai...

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Chinese students look for jobs as unemployment rises

As China's economy slows, unemployment grows and authorities worry this could mean social unrest. As next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising, the goverme...

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What foodies want from Obama

Advocates for everything from healthier school lunches to more humane treatment of farm animals to sustainable agriculture see an ally in the future President, but so far there's not ...

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Coming to terms with Zimbabwe

To outsiders Zimbabwe seems to be in crisis. A cholera epidemic has killed over 1,000 Zimbabweans and the economy is in collapse. On Monday, the U.S. and Britain demanded that Presid...

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Bus Chick says public transit is romantic

Seattle native Carla Saulter doesn't have a car, and her city doesn't have a subway, so she gets everywhere by bus. She says it's changed her life--for the better. Carla has become a ...

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Tom Brokaw reflects on 2008

2008 was a dynamic year of historic firsts, and who better to sum it up than one of America’s most trusted journalists. The 21-year veteran of NBC Nightly News joins John and Adaora t...

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