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.
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.
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.
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 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.