Toyota Struggles With Recalls, Competition

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Toyota Struggles With Recalls, Competition

Toyota, as recently as a year ago, looked like it could escape the economic downturn unscathed and remain the auto giant it has been for decades. But recent bad press, including anno...

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Takeouts: Yelp Says No, Mojave Preservation, Usain Bolt

Money Takeout: Yelp walked away from an acquisition deal from Google worth more than $500 million... why? John Abell, of Wired.com, joins us to put the story in context.  Environme...

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After Death of Opposition Cleric, Iran Cracks Down on Protesters

Since the disputed presidential elections in Iran this past summer, the government has cracked down on protesters, the opposition movement and the media. In the last several days (and...

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BBC Listeners Help Zambian Boy Live Dream to Fly

A 13-year-old boy from a slum in Zambia is on his way to learning how to fly thanks to help from BBC radio listeners who heard his story. Freelance BBC reporter Jo Fidgen tells us abo...

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Work: 'Whitening' the Résumé to Get Called Back

Every Thursday, The Takeaway focuses on work issues.  This week we take a look at ethnic and racial discrimination in the hiring process and what some people are doing to better their...

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Small American Bank Owners Meet the President

One week after meeting with the heads of major banks, President Obama is scheduled to meet with the leaders of small and community banks today. He is likely to make the same request ...

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Takeouts: Trade Wars, Tarmac Waits, Listeners on Health

Money Takeout: Louise Story of the New York Times explains why U.S. media companies just scored a victory in the ongoing US-China trade war.  Airline Takeout: New York Times report...

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New Center Promises Transparency But Delays Declassification

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order before the year is over to create a new National Declassification Center in order to aggressively clear a backlog of classified ...

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Mexico City Legalizes Gay Marriage

Mexico City lawmakers Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the capitol – a move that would also give same-sex couples the ability to adopt children. It was a stunning move in...

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Remixing The Holidays: Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Our "Remixing the Holidays" series continues with Tony Award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell, who performs with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their 2009 television Christ...

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