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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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  • Romney Accuses Obama of Anti-Business Agenda
    President Obama signaled the opening of the general election campaign on Tuesday in a blistering speech before the American Society of News Editors. On Wednesday, Obama's likely rival in the fall — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — delivered an address before the same group.
  • Where Money Meets Power In Washington
    "Political fundraiser" has a fancy ring to it — tuxedos, famous singers, billionaires. In fact, most political fundraisers aren't that glamorous.
  • Hail, Hail! 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Arrives In NYC
    New York City's taxis are getting a face-lift. Officials have unveiled a Nissan-designed update that, over the next 10 years, will gradually replace every one of the city's 13,000-plus cabs. Updates include more legroom and a window in the roof for gazing at skyscrapers.
  • Pollution Playing A Major Role In Sea Temperatures
    Tiny particles from power plants and fires help create new clouds, which shade the oceans from the sun. This means changes in sea-surface temperatures. And that has profound effects on weather, influencing the time and amount of rainfall in West Africa, and even the number, strength and path of hurricanes.
  • Report: 'Strategic Distrust' Between U.S. And China
    Kenneth Lieberthal is co-author of a new monograph called "Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust." He's also director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Robert Siegel speaks with Lieberthal about what is behind the distrust between the two countries and what can be done about it.
  • Greek Man Kills Himself Outside Parliament
    Early Wednesday, an elderly man shot and killed himself outside the Greek parliament in Athens. Before taking his own life, the man told bystanders that debts had pushed him to the edge. Many Greeks say they see him as a symbol of how desperate they feel as austerity continues to strangle the economy.
  • Italian Law Pits Older Workers Against Younger Ones
    Italy's technocrat prime minister is facing his toughest challenge yet — pushing through a labor overhaul. Italy's labor laws all but guarantee life tenure for older workers but can condemn younger Italians to temporary jobs. The last two attempts to change the law ended with murders.
  • Fred Savage: A Child Star Makes Good, With Less Than Wholesome Comedies
    Fred Savage has gone from child actor to a producer and director with a new comedy on NBC. He says growing up in show business doesn't have to mean a life of crime and disaster.
  • Flying Car Glides Closer To Reality
    Finally, there is a flying car for the average driver. But the real question is if the average driver ready for a flying car. Terrafugia Transition is a $279,000 car-turned-airplane. It's meant to bridge the gap between the road and the sky.
  • After 567,000 Miles And 48 Years, Florida Woman Parks Her 'Chariot'
    Rachel Veitch can't drive her beloved 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente any more because of her eyesight. Her "Chariot" has been with her nearly five decades and for more miles than a trip to the moon and back. She never considered trading in the car she loves.

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