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  • The Crisis Reports: A Literary Analysis
    The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's competing reports differ more in style than in substance.
  • What Does Dow 12,000 Mean For The Economy?
    Stocks on Wall Street have been moving steadily upward lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been trading up above 12,000 — though it closed just below that Thursday. The market hasn't been at this level since before the financial crisis.
  • Protests Break Kafkaesque Hold Of Tunis Government
    The transitional government in Tunisia struggles to establish legitimacy. Human rights groups say state repression is still very much in place — including the secret police that ousted dictator Ben Ali relied on to control dissent for more than two decades. Tunisian writer Walid Soliman talks to Renee Montagne about his experiences during the political uprising.
  • Twitter Revolution? It's The Media Coining The Name
    Tunisia's recent uprising has been called the Jasmine revolution and the Twitter revolution. How have such names historically been coined?
  • Emanuel's Name Will Be On Chicago Mayoral Ballot
    The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a decision by a state appeals court, and Rahm Emanuel's name will appear on the ballot for mayor of Chicago. The lower court had ruled that Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, didn't meet residency requirements.
  • Former 'Time' Journalist To Be Obama Press Secretary
    President Obama has chosen Jay Carney to replace Robert Gibbs as White House spokesman. Carney is a former Time magazine journalist and is Vice President Joe Biden's communications chief.
  • Activists Invited To First Senate Tea Party Caucus
    Not to be outdone by the House of Representatives, three senators got together for the first meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday. More than 120 activists from groups such as FreedomWorks, Tea Party Express and Americans for Tax Reform were invited to attend.
  • Justice Watchdog Looks Back On 10 Years In Post
    Glenn Fine may be the most powerful law enforcement officer you've never heard of. Over 10 years as the Justice Department's inspector general, Fine exposed widespread FBI civil liberties violations, and he called out former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
  • Ford Posts Biggest Profits In A Decade
    Ford Motor Co., the country's second-largest automaker, says it earned $6.6 billion in 2010. That's the highest profit in more than 10 years for the automaker.
  • Amazon Reports That Profit Margin Slid
    Amazon.com sales got a boost from a healthy holiday season. Digital book sales were a particular bright spot. But rising costs hurt profits. The company reported Thursday that revenue missed forecasts.

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