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All Things Considered
Monday, November 10, 2008

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  • U.S. Boosts AIG Bailout Package
    The U.S. is giving new financial assistance to American International Group, providing $40 billion to the troubled insurance giant in return for partial ownership. The government will replace a proposal to give the firm $123 billion with one worth $150 billion.
  • Q&A: Will Congress Bail Out Detroit Automakers?
    The Big Three automakers say they need a government bailout to survive. The Treasury Department opposes a Democratic plan to provide money from the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector. Meanwhile, it's unclear whether there is support for another bailout.
  • Ex-War Advocate Adelman Backs Obama On Iraq
    Kenneth Adelman, who has worked under Republican presidents since Nixon, was an outspoken supporter of the war in Iraq. He has since changed his view and looks favorably upon the president-elect's tentative 16-month timetable to pull U.S. troops from Iraq.
  • How To Track Music, Scan Bar Codes On A Cell Phone
    Tech expert Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman talks about some of the newest cell phone applications. One allows you to scan bar codes on products like books to comparison shop. Another will identify music you're listening to if you're in the car or in a store.
  • Asian Markets Spike On China Stimulus Package
    China has launched an economic stimulus package worth nearly $600 billion, which includes more government investment in infrastructure, tax deductions for exporters, and bigger subsidies to the poor and farmers. Asian markets soared in response.
  • Chinese Stimulus May Affect Commodity Prices
    The size of China's economic stimulus package will likely have an effect on the rest of the world. Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund and senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the Chinese package sets an example for other countries to follow, but the real effect will likely be seen in commodity prices.
  • Layoffs Hit Kansas Aircraft Maker; Worker Reacts
    Wichita, Kan.-based aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft has announced a 5 percent cut to its work force, or almost 500 jobs, due to the worldwide economic slowdown. Michelle Thornton, one of those laid off last Thursday by the firm, talks about what happened.
  • Letters: Press Secretary, Mormons, Municipalities
    Listeners responded to the segment in which former White House press secretaries offered wisdom to president-elect Barack Obama's likely pick, Robert Gibbs. Listeners also sounded off on the story on protests against the Church of Latter Day Saints, and on municipalities and the economic meltdown.
  • A Kurosawa Celebration, From Many Angles
    A restored Rashomon and rarely seen sketches in the director's own hand anchor a three-month tribute to the man who brought Japanese cinema to the world.
  • Obama Visits White House For Meeting With Bush
    President George W. Bush welcomed President-elect Barack Obama to the White House on Monday. While the two men met to discuss affairs of state, first lady Laura Bush gave Michelle Obama a tour of the second-floor residence of the Executive Mansion.

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