October 31, 2002 Citigroup turns to the head of an independent Wall Street research firm, Sallie Krawcheck, to restructure its stock research and investment banking divisions. The goal: restore investor confidence. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.
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October 24, 2002 NPR's Chris Arnold reports on a controversial airplane parachute system designed to save the entire craft and its passengers. The 80-pound, rocket-propelled chute saved one pilot's life earlier this month. Some experts say this ground-breaking new technology is only part of a series of new innovations designed to protect small planes. But some pilots aren't convinced that the parachute, or the Cirrus airplanes they're made for, are the best bet for safe flying.
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October 23, 2002 NPR's Chris Arnold reports that several of the largest securities firms may meet soon to create agreeable reform policies for Wall Street. But some observers suspect that the companies may not be willing to comply with the more probing mandates from state regulators. Firms have been racked with millions of dollars in settlements, have scores of shareholder lawsuits to wade through, and face general market skepticism from investors - all impetus to initiate reform and save corporate names.
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October 4, 2002 Richard Reid admitted today that he was a follower of Osama bin Laden -- and that he tried blow up an international flight last year with a bomb hidden in his shoe. Reid, a British citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to all eight charges against him. Prosecutors said they would recommend Reid spend the rest of his life in prison. NPR's Chris Arnold has that story.
October 4, 2002 Madeleine Brand speaks live with NPR's Chris Arnold, who is standing just outside a federal courtroom in Boston, where the so-called "shoe bomb" defendant, Richard Reid, pleaded guilty to trying to blowing up a transatlantic flight by lighting explosives he carried in his shoes.
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September 23, 1997 A retired New Jersey man wants to help people quit smoking by giving them something other than tobacco to puff. Dr. Puzant Torigian is ready to begin producing cigarettes made from lettuce.
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