Chris Arnold NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Trucking Gives Reason For Economic Optimism

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Occupy Boston protesters congregate across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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Frustration Over Jobs Unites 'Occupiers' In Boston

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A truck stop near Hesperia, Calif. To address a shortage of truck drivers resulting from a mismatch of skills in the labor market, some trucking companies have started free driving schools with the promise of a job upon completion.

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A Labor Mismatch Means Trucking Jobs Go Unfilled

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SawStop, a table saw safety tool, senses an electrical current in skin and triggers a brake when a finger comes into contact with the blade. Courtesy of SawStop hide caption

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Regulators Consider Safety Brakes For Table Saws

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Economists At Annual Retreat Weigh In On Wall St.

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Supreme Court Blocks Climate Change Lawsuit

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Thomas Siwek, director of product safety at Robert Bosch Tool Corp., demonstrates a newly designed guard for table saws at a meeting with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Industry officials say the new guards make the saws safe. But consumer advocates disagree and are pushing for flesh-sensing technology such as SawStop, which they say will virtually eliminate the worst table saw injuries. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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If Table Saws Can Be Safer, Why Aren't They?

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Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Make Table Saws Safer

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A foreclosed house for sale in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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New Loans Could Raise The Price Of Homeownership

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Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, testifies before Congress. He will step down from his position in March. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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TARP Watchdog Says Foreclosure Plan Is Failing

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A Mistake That Stole Christmas? A Foreclosure Story

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Charles Gibson and his wife, Michelle, are helped by a Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America staff member in getting a reduction on their loan for their Riverside, Calif., home. Some economists are pushing for a plan that would streamline refinancing for all government-backed loans. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Economic Woes Spur Interest In Refinancing Plan

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Home Contractors Brace For Lead Paint Rules

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Anti-Foreclosure Program Aims To Spur 'Short Sales'

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