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Farai Chideya

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China's stimulus plan aims at 8% economic growth

Friday, March 06, 2009

China's once-white-hot economic growth is cooling and an ambitious spending plan outlined yesterday has not convinced everyone that the nation can bounce back. Premier Wen Jiabao rece...

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Anticipating a rise in unemployment for February

Friday, March 06, 2009

Retail sales are down, as are orders for manufactured goods, and the number of people claiming jobless benefits remains near record highs. But the key for tracking the recession today...

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Could Afghanistan's plight create a dialogue with Iran?

Friday, March 06, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants to hold a conference on Afghanistan this month, and U.S. officials say Iran will receive an invite. Yes, that's "axis of evil" Iran. Ali Ansa...

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How Asian markets slid and what that means for U.S. markets today

Friday, March 06, 2009

Asian markets tumbled today after Wall Street closed at a 12-year low. Mark Gregory, international business reporter for the BBC, analyzes what happened and how it could affect us here in the United States.

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Jimmy Fallon's week in review

Friday, March 06, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version (click "watch in high quality" for best quality). Jimmy Fallon now sits in the throne of late-night giants Conan O'Brie...

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Bursting the auto-industry bubble

Friday, March 06, 2009

General Motors Corp. sent the stock market lurching downward yesterday after its annual report expressed doubts about corporate viability. Could The Big Three go bankrupt? Critics suc...

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Aid agencies kicked out of Darfur after warrant issued for Sudanese president

Friday, March 06, 2009

At least thirteen aid agencies have been kicked out of Darfur, Sudan this week. That's after the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese ...

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Takeaway guest host Farai Chideya on the art of staying connected to her audience

Thursday, March 05, 2009

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In annual report, GM considers bankruptcy

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Auditors for automaker General Motors are raising "substantial doubt" about whether the company will be able to continue operations. They say the company may need to file for bankrupt...

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One Earth is not enough for NASA

Thursday, March 05, 2009

So there’s this show, you might have heard of it, called Battlestar Galactica. And on the show, the human race is on the hunt for a mystical planet called Earth. Now, we humans today ...

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Obama taps Fugate as FEMA's new leader

Thursday, March 05, 2009

President Obama found a new head for FEMA yesterday: Craig Fugate. Fugate is the Director of Florida Emergency Management and in that role he guided the way through hurricanes and wil...

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As Mexico's drug violence grows, a Texas border city looks nervously south

Thursday, March 05, 2009

All week, we’ve been taking a look at the U.S.-Mexico border, where violence has soared as Mexico’s army battles powerful drug cartels. Today, we turn to a place you may not have hear...

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Harsh drug laws in New York State to be reformed

Thursday, March 05, 2009

For 35 years judges in New York State have had to follow strict sentencing laws for drug offenders. Critics say the Rockefeller Drug Laws, named for the former governor, mete out long...

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Parsing the Obama housing plan with Alvin Hall, Part Two

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Takeaway contributor and personal finance whiz Alvin Hall has been helping homeowners dissect the Obama administration's housing plan. Earlier we heard from Pamela Zombeck, a homeowne...

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Secretary of State Clinton stays quiet on health care

Thursday, March 05, 2009

There’s huge debate over health care reform in this country and it may come as a surprise that one person in particular is not taking part in it: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A...

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The World Baseball Classic 2009

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The World Baseball Classic kicks off with defending champs Japan against China. It may not be a big deal in the U.S. but in other parts of the globe, this is their World Series. Jorg...

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Kepler is on the hunt for planets like Earth

Thursday, March 05, 2009

For NASA, one earth isn't enough. On Friday, the agency is set to launch a giant telescope called Kepler into outer space. Kepler will orbit the sun and sweep it's camcorder-like lens...

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California's gay marriage battle heats up again

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Today, California’s Supreme Court takes up the issue of whether Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that effectively banned gay marriage in that state, is legal or not. The hotly-con...

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Parsing the Obama housing plan with Alvin Hall, Part one

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Obama administration has released the details of its housing plan, which is meant to be a finger in the dam for the tidal wave of homes facing foreclosure throughout the U.S. Yest...

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The verdict is in for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Just this morning, the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. This is the first warrant ever issued ag...

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