Thanksgiving travel likely to be down In better times, many of us would readily pop for plane tickets to get to family Thanksgiving gatherings. But, with the economy in an increasingly deep funk and more of us worried about our jobs and money, the idea of dropping hundreds of bucks to get home -- or bring people home -- for the holiday just isn't flying like it once did.5:24 p.m.
Some Minn. car dealers expect more closings The closing of six Denny Hecker auto dealerships in the Twin Cities area late last week has cast a pall over the region's surviving dealers. Some industry observers expect more closings. Others, though, say the doom and gloom is overdone and that conditions are not so bad.6:19 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
When Is Social Networking Kosher In The Office?
Millions of people use Twitter to post short updates about what they're doing, what they're reading and whom they're talking to. Now there's a new tool similar to Twitter that can help keep work e-mail inboxes clean. It's called Yammer.
Making Those Thanksgiving Green Beans Exciting
Mollie Katzen, author of The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without, demonstrates from her kitchen in Berkeley, Calif., how to make her dramatically seared green beans. Says Katzen, "For a lot of people, it's not Thanksgiving without the green beans."
A History Of Museums, 'The Memory Of Mankind'
Each year, 850 million people visit America's museums. That's more than six times the annual attendance of all major-league sporting events combined. Bob Mondello kicks off an NPR series about museums in the 21st century.
Obama Unveils Economic Team
With the economy continuing to sputter, president-elect Barack Obama has held a news conference to announce his economic team. He said they would get to work immediately to craft an economic stimulus package big enough to jump-start the economy.
Difference Between NEC, CEA Explained
President-elect Barack Obama chose Lawrence Summers to head the National Economic Council and Christina Romer to chair the Council of Economic Advisers. What is the difference between the two bodies?
Ind. Eyes Federal Funds For Jobless Benefits
Indiana is running out of funds to pay its jobless residents unemployment benefits. Officials from the state, which provides the minimum benefits required by federal law, say they will likely need to borrow money from the federal government by next month.
In Colo., Veggie Giveaway Spurs Massive Response
When Joe Miller, the owner of Miller Farms in Platteville, Colo., said he would give away free vegetables on his farm, an estimated 40,000 people showed up. Miller talks about what prompted his offer and the overwhelming response.
Social Networking For Work Explored
In the latest installment of All Tech Considered, Omar Gallaga, tech culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, talks about social networks in the workplace and offers a primer on the dos and don'ts of office tech.
'Elders' Say Suffering In Zimbabwe Widespread
A group of world leaders, including Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan, tried to enter Zimbabwe over the weekend to assess the growing food and humanitarian crisis. They were barred, but reports coming from the country indicate the situation is "much worse than anything that we had imagined," Carter said.
U.K. Unveils Stimulus Plan
British Finance Minister Alistair Darling has unveiled a $430 billion package of measures intended to stimulate the flagging U.K. economy, suspending rules that have kept government borrowing in check since the ruling Labour Party came to power in 1997.