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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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  • Are Home Prices Headed For A 'Double Dip'?
    New data show home prices dipped from September to October. That's led some economists to worry that lagging housing prices are headed for a "double dip" -- a second sustained decline in prices.
  • Holiday Shoppers Push Up Retail Sales
    American shoppers opened their wallets this holiday season and helped push retail figures up 5.5 percent over last year, according to MasterCard's SpendingPulse. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Diane Brady of Bloomberg-BusinessWeek about the figures.
  • Amazon Could Let You Return A Gift Before It's Sent; Awful Or Awesome Idea?
    There's probably a lousy gift-giver in your life. What if anything they ordered for you could be turned into something you do want -- even before it's shipped? And they might never know?
  • A Postcard From New York's Winter Wonderland
    It was another day of digging for people in New York City. Even the procrastinators were out in the streets freeing cars and sidewalks from the drifts. Reporter Kaomi Goetz found people hard at work in Brooklyn -- some enjoying the camaraderie, and some already weary of the whole adventure.
  • For Young Swiss Rebels, A Dark Chapter In History
    Until the 1980s, thousands of rebellious Swiss youths were locked up without trial. Officials called it "administrative detention." But in reality, the kids were put in prison or labor camps. Now, many victims are demanding accountability and compensation for damaged lives.
  • Iran Hangs Man Accused Of Spying For Israel
    An Iranian convicted of spying for Israel was hanged in Tehran early Tuesday. Ali Akbar Siadat was accused of passing classified information about Iran's military to Israeli agents during trips abroad.
  • The Hunt Is On: Massive Collider Churning Out Data
    The world's largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, roared to life this year beneath the French-Swiss border. It's now churning out mountains of data from high-speed collisions that researchers will scour, trying to find the elusive Higgs Boson, a particle long pursued by scientists.
  • Endangered Calif. Frog Population Gets A Jump-Start
    Scientists in California are taking extraordinary steps to save the mountain yellow-legged frog, an endangered species that used to be found in nearly every mountain range in Southern California. But after years of drought, fire, floods and a deadly fungus, only about 150 adults live in the wild today.
  • 'Create Dangerously': The Heart And Healing Of Haiti
    In her recent collection of essays, Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat takes readers beyond the rubble, on a journey of history, culture and healing.
  • Has Vegas City Center Lived Up To Its Promise?
    The massive City Center project on the Las Vegas strip is about a year old. It opened to great fanfare and promises of economic revitalization in a city hit hard by the recession and housing bust. How has the project done?

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