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  • Ahead Of Obama's Economic Speech, A Look At Key Indicators
    As President Obama prepares to give what's being described as a major speech on the economy, where do things stand with jobs, wages and corporate earnings and what are the prospects for growth?
  • Being In The Minority Can Cost You And Your Company
    Social scientists recently made an interesting discovery: The wage gap between blacks and whites (working identical jobs) varies greatly by location.
  • U.S.-Mexico Cooperation Gets Closer Look
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is in Mexico City on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between the United States and Mexico. The visit comes at a time when the two countries' security cooperation has been under close scrutiny.
  • Hearing Gives Insight Into House Immigration Plans
    A House subcommittee Tuesday discussed possible legislation to grant legal status to people who entered the country illegally as children. The hearing offers a clue to the direction House Republican leaders may take in response to a comprehensive immigration overhaul passed by the Democratically controlled Senate last month.
  • Pope Draws Crowds On Visit To Brazil
    Pope Francis is in Brazil for World Youth Day. His arrival was marked by some security concerns and crowds eager for a view. Brazil is home to one-tenth of the world's Catholics, but evangelical churches are making inroads. The Washington Post's Juan Forero talks to Renee Montagne about the first Latin American pontiff's challenges in South America.
  • Weiner Says He Won't Leave New York Mayor's Race
    New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner acknowledged Tuesday that being forced to resign from Congress didn't stop him from continuing to send sexually explicit photos and messages to women online. But that doesn't mean he's quitting the mayor's race.
  • Can Detroit Be Saved?
    Detroit's bankruptcy has exposed how a once-great American city can collapse. Many sections of Detroit conjure images of severe neglect and desolation. Yet there are pockets of revitalization. But are they enough to remake Detroit? Renee Montagne talks with Robin Boyle of the Urban Studies and Planning Department at Wayne State University about the city's future.
  • Daimler Profits Rev Up In Second Quarter
    The German company that owns Mercedes-Benz made a lot of money in the second quarter. Daimler says net profit rose to more than $6 billion, up from about $2 billion in the same quarter last year. The company says it has seen car sales in Europe bottom out, but at the same time, there's been strong demand for some of its new models. Daimler also sold off the rest of its stake in the parent company of Airbus, which helped its numbers.
  • Apple's iPhone Sales Up, But Profits Down
    Apple sold more iPhones than expected last quarter — though its profits are down over last year. Still, in a quarter where other tech companies aren't meeting expectations, some analysts say Apple isn't doing too badly.
  • Congress Weighs Whether Big Banks Can Own Commercial Assets
    The Senate Banking Committee is looking into whether big banks should be allowed to own key commodity businesses, ranging from warehouses that store metals to oil pipelines. Consumer advocates say the banks sometimes create bottlenecks that push up prices. The banks, not surprisingly, say that's not so.

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