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All Things Considered
Friday, February 20, 2009

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  • Nationalization Rumors Batter Bank Stocks
    Rumors that some of the nation's biggest banks might have to be nationalized pushed the Dow Jones industrial average down. The market bounced back a bit after White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the administration strongly believed in a privately held bank system.
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice Says America Is 'Back'
    Susan Rice tells NPR that the U.S. won't "pick unnecessary battles" with countries around the world as it seeks to change perceptions that the U.S. can't be trusted. She also says that the Israeli-Palestinians conflict and U.S. policy toward Iran are priorities.
  • Filipino Veterans Get Overdue Benefits
    The Filipino-American World War II veterans who have been fighting for benefits since 1946 will receive a compensation package from the economic stimulus package. Veterans say they are grateful not just for the lump sum, but also for recognition of their services.
  • Impact Of Tiger's Return To Golf
    The long-awaited return of Tiger Woods to the golf tour was announced this week. Woods will play in his first tournament in eight months next month. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks about professional golf's dire need for the return of its biggest star.
  • Letters: Cartoon Flap, Teenage Friends
    Listeners respond to the discussion of the furor over the political cartoon in the New York Post, and to the story about the two teenage friends who were badly hurt after falling asleep on train tracks.
  • Bank Of America CEO Subpoenaed Over Merrill Deal
    Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis received a subpoena from New York state officials who want to know about bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch employees. The investigation focuses on whether the bank withheld information from investors during its acquisition of Merrill.
  • High-Rolling Dubai Economy Comes Down To Earth
    The global drop in consumer and investor confidence has arrived in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, where growth had been relentless. Now, as layoffs mount and unemployed foreign workers flee to escape their debts, the government is struggling to contain the growing anxiety.
  • Beheading Of Muslim TV Exec Spurs Questions
    Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan who, with his wife, Aasiya Zubair, founded Bridges TV, a cable channel dedicated to breaking down stereotypes against Muslims, is charged with her beheading. Carolyn Thompson of The Associated Press discusses the case.
  • Creating Queenie: Taraji Henson's Leap Of Faith
    The Benjamin Button actress talks with NPR's Michele Norris about bringing a character to life on screen — and helping audiences connect with the movie's distinctly different hero.
  • Axelrod: Ambitious Plans Require Tough Decisions
    As Barack Obama prepares to lay out his agenda to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, his senior adviser, David Axelrod, says it will require hard choices. "We're going to have to sacrifice some things we want to do in order to accomplish the things we need to do," he says.

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