November 22, 2002 The first American work in the 22-year history of Mystery!" series is an adaptation of Tony Hillerman's "Skinwalkers." "Skinwalkers" is one of 13 Hillerman mysteries featuring Native American detectives Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police. Laura Sydell has a report.
November 9, 2002 Influential stage director Vinnette Carroll died this week at the age of 80. She was the first black woman to direct a Broadway production -- and the first to earn a Tony nomination for directing. NPR's Laura Sydell offers a remembrance.
November 5, 2002 Bond funds have become more attractive to investors as the stock market struggles. But there are risks involved with bond funds, too. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.
October 31, 2002 Some Wall Street analysts warn of a "dismal" holiday shopping season. But others point to the 3.1-percent economic growth rate and say the predictions are overly pessimistic. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.
October 28, 2002 Terminal operators at West Coast ports accuse union dockworkers of a deliberate work slowdown. Meanwhile, the trucking industry, still feeling the effect of the labor dispute, struggles to limit its losses. NPR's Laura Sydell reports. (4:00)
October 24, 2002 NPR'S Laura Sydell reports on court documents filed by cargo carriers alleging that the dockworkers union is deliberately slowing down the work pace. Two weeks ago the Bush Administration asked a federal judge to order dockworkers back to work after a lock-out shut down ports earlier this month. But a contract still has not been hammered out between the dockworkers and the carriers, and the economy may still suffer from the conflict.
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October 17, 2002 With oil prices now at 55 dollars a barrel, NPR's Laura Sydell looks at some of the many reasons why the stuff is fetching record prices. (4:02)
October 9, 2002 NPR's Laura Sydell reports West Coast ports have reopened, and dock workers are unloading ships for the first time in 10 days. Last night, a federal judge in San Francisco granted a Bush administration request and ordered an end to the lockout of the longshoremen by the port management.
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October 8, 2002 John Ydstie talks with NPR's Laura Sydell about a U.S. District Court restraining order forcing shipping companies to end the lockout of West Coast port workers and allow them to return to work -- at least until Oct. 16.
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October 7, 2002 President Bush ventured into the West Coast dock lockout today, creating a fact-finding board of inquiry to determine the economic impact of the work stoppage. It could be the first step toward ordering the carriers to allow workers to return to their jobs. Talks between carriers and dock workers collapsed yesterday. The longshoremen union is accusing port employers of precipitating an economic crisis to ensure federal intervention. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.
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October 6, 2002 Because of a work slowdown, ports on the West Coast have been shut down and truckers sit unable to unload their goods. With trucks not moving, many drivers are without work and the companies they work for are losing money. NPR's Laura Sydell reports from San Francisco.
October 5, 2002 NPR's Laura Sydell reports on a rally held today in Oakland, California, by dockworkers who have been locked out for almost a week. West Coast ports are shut down and that's causing problems for the U.S. economy.
October 3, 2002 A California auto plant is shutting down as freight containers filled with mechanical parts, electronics, and transmissions needed for assembly sit in West Coast ports. The fifth day of the dockworkers lockout continues after shipping companies accused the employees of staging work slow-downs. Dockworkers have agreed today to meet with a federal mediator to help resolve the dispute. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.
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