October 6, 2010 Host Michel Martin speaks with Michelle Montgomery, who went from working as a corporate recruiter to a stay-at-home mom in Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband are juggling three kids with an income of $40,000 -- below the national median and just below the median in her hometown.
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.
July 8, 2010 Free agent LeBron James will tell the world where he intends to play basketball next season. If he sticks with the Cleveland Cavaliers his chances of winning a championship anytime soon are minimal. Regardless of his decision, his star will be diminished.
Ref. Stephane Lannoy, of France, 'red-cards' Brazilian mid-fielder, Kaka during the Brazil v Ivory Coast match. Brazil won: 3-1.
June 21, 2010 Red and yellow cards are fouling up an already colorful sport.
July 8, 2009 The Wall Street Journal notes a spike in runners qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
May 21, 2009 The recession has blown up retirement plans around the country. Older working Americans — those between 55 and 64 — are seeing their nest eggs wither at exactly the moment they can least afford that to happen. As a result many are looking to return to the work force.
March 11, 2009 Americans need to save more. They also need to spend more because no recovery can take place with consumers on the sidelines. That's the nub of one of the many challenges facing the battered, reeling economy.
February 10, 2009 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner outlined the administration's new financial bailout plan on Tuesday. Here, a look at how the government plans to restore the flow of credit, improve loans to consumers and businesses and wean banks off public financial assistance.
October 22, 2008 Oil prices are down to about $66 a barrel, a huge decrease from the all-time high of $147 in July. Consumption is down globally. People are driving less and the economic meltdown has resulted in factories producing less as well.
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August 18, 2008 China now leads in the gold medal count with almost 40. Just 20 years ago, it won only five. New government programs and a focus on sports like weightlifting, judo, wrestling and others have catapulted the nation to the top.
August 12, 2008 As U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps continues to dominate in the pool in Beijing, he is facing increasing pressure — and pestering by reporters — about his quest for eight gold medals.
August 8, 2008 When the Olympics are in far-off locations, some listeners get mad at the airing of results of events before they've aired on TV in the United States. Anticipating the blowback, here is an explanation for why this is done.
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August 8, 2008 Amid pollution, protests and impressive pomp and circumstance, the opening ceremony kicked off the Beijing Olympics Friday. More than 90,000 visitors were in attendance.
August 5, 2008 The world will turn its attention to the Olympic Games and China on Friday with the spectacle of the opening ceremony in Beijing. Here are 10 things to watch for during the games.
January 30, 2008 The Federal Reserve's decision on Tuesday to cut a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point comes as fears of a recession grow. Here's a look at what the move means for consumers — and what else to look out for amid the economic turmoil.
November 21, 2007 College football is a game of regional rivalries, tradition and remarkable fan loyalty. All of which is evident in extreme form in the Southeastern Conference. Here, a primer on the conference and its culture.
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