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Farai Chideya

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Farai Chideya appears in the following:

How's the Economy? Business Owners Talk Shop

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Reports are trickling out that say the economy is on a slow upswing. But is it really? The Takeaway talks to two small business owners. Jack Bernstein, who owns a corporate catering b...

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Twitter: The New (and Much Faster) Word of Mouth

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 a.m. today. And the critics are already weighing in—on Twitter. The 140-character reviews are quickly changing the way "word o...

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Judge Sotomayor Speaks: A Recap of Day Two

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yesterday U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor faced a full day of questioning from senators. The Hispanic nominee was grilled on her past decisions, her judicial philosop...

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Are Markets the Best Economic Indicators?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yesterday, Goldman Sachs made headlines with their record quarterly earnings, taking in $3.44 billion in just four months. That may be a sign of a strenthening economy. And yet unempl...

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Do Goldman's Numbers Mean the Recession is Over?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Analysts were expecting Goldman Sachs to post around $2 billion in profit in their second quarter. But when the numbers were released they surprised everyone with a profit of $3.4 bil...

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Record Earnings, Record Bonuses for Goldman Sachs?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Goldman Sachs has just released their earnings report showing that they made a jaw-dropping $3.4 billion profit from March through June. How are they doing it while the rest of the na...

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Progress in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

As the U.S. military continues its operation in Afghanistan's Helmand province to flush out the Taliban and eradicate the area's opium trade, we check in with the troops. Brigadier-Ge...

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In Their Wildest Dreams: Goldman's Record Payday

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The financial markets were in a frenzy yesterday after rumors started circulating about Goldman Sachs' earnings. Most analysts were expecting a record $2 billion in second quarter pro...

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DJ Spooky: Civil Rights Unbound

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Throughout the last century, the struggle of the civil rights movement has been documented in photos, speeches, poems and paintings. Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, mixed clips from...

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Goldman Sachs: When Good News Is Bad

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today, Goldman Sachs announced massive profits from the second quarter— $3.4 billion dollars. But as they announced the good news, they had to brace themselves to deal with some inevi...

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Judge Sotomayor, The Bronx is Watching

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Takeaway checks in on Sonia Sotomayor's old stomping ground: the Bronx. Joining the conversation are Mary McKinney, founder of the Concerned Residents Organization in the Soundvie...

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Walking the Plank: The Sotomayor Hearings, Day Two

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Republican members of the Senate judiciary committee cautioned that Sotomayor ...

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Buy Me Some Crackerjack! It's Baseball's All-Star Game

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Takeaway previews Major League Baseball's All-Star game with Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. The game in St. Louis tonight sees the National League trying to beat...

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Sotomayor: Grilling the 'Wise Latina'

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yesterday was the first day of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. Today the senators will get their chance to challenge the nominee on her rulings, speeches, and judicial philos...

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Damned If You Do: Profiting in a Recession

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

While much of America remains mired in a recession, Goldman Sachs is booming. The investment bank just paid back the $10 billion loan it took from the federal government last year and...

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Marking the NAACPs Centennial Convention

Monday, July 13, 2009

The NAACP has gathered in New York for a six-day convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. It’s an enormous affair with giants such as Cornel West, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and ...

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A Sherpa's View: Surviving the Congressional Hearings

Monday, July 13, 2009

As Judge Sonia Sotomayor takes the stand at the confirmation hearings this week, there's a lot of behind-the-scenes prepping. A "Sherpa"--named after local mountain guides who take f...

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A Talk with GM's Bob Lutz: New Cars, New Goals

Monday, July 13, 2009

On Friday General Motors emerged from bankruptcy after only forty days in Chapter 11. Now they’re trying to project the image of the “new” GM. What new cars will they roll out—and wh...

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Judging Against Sonia Sotomayor

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Takeaway talks to Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz. He’s a professor of law at Georgetown University –and he’s a testifying against Judge Sonia Sotomayor at the Senate confirmation hearings this week.

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Cheney's Secret Program: Was It Constitutional?

Monday, July 13, 2009

To talk about Dick Cheney's CIA counter-terrorism program and the rights of the Executive Branch and Congress is Laurence Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School.

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