Retail sales and the recovery The National Bureau of Economic Research says our national recession ended last fall, but most Americans don't feel that we've completely emerged. How confident are experts that our fiscal health is on the upswing and does the public's willingness to spend indicate anything about our economic recovery?9:06 a.m.
Howard Davidowitz: Analyst and consultant to the retail industry.
America's way with words The American contribution to the English language is vast and varies from place to place. While many bemoan the homogenization of the language, the Dictionary of American Regional English shows the differences are still alive. Chief editor Joan Houston Hall has dedicated much of her career to deciphering and explaining those regional variations.10:06 a.m.
Joan Houston Hall: Chief editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English. The last volume of the dictionary will be published in 2011 by Harvard University Press.