Discord Grows Over Chicago's Planned School Closings
Hundreds of members of the Chicago teachers union and other labor groups rallied Wednesday in an ongoing protest over a school closure plan that would shut down more than 10 percent of the district's 400 plus elementary schools. This is part of a political showdown with the city that began earlier in the school year when the teachers went on strike.
5 Justices Express Doubt About Defense Of Marriage Act
On Wednesday, several Supreme Court justices voiced strong skepticism about the constitutionality of DOMA. That's the law that bars same-sex couples legally married under state law from receiving the same federal benefits as married heterosexual couples.
Why A Hoosier State Scientist Is Stuck On Oysters
How do oysters attach themselves to rocks? They need a glue, but a glue that can set in a watery environment. In this installment of "Joe's Big Idea," NPR's Joe Palca reports that glue could lead to medical advances.
After 2-Week Closure, Cypriot Banks Reopen
The Mediterranean island nation's leaders are hoping to prevent a bank run. Customers could see limits on cash withdrawals that could last for months. The terms of the bailout deal are a shocking outcome for a country which built itself on its banking industry.
What Makes A Good Tax Haven?
After the banking crisis in Cyprus, what country might take its place as the next popular tax haven? David Greene talks to professor James Hines at the University of Michigan Law School to find out.
Researchers Expect Oil Demand To Plateau By Decade's End
A report by analysts at Citigroup says a shift from oil to natural gas that began in the United States is about to follow suit in other countries. The report says gas may supplant oil for generating electricity in the developing world and will also become more commonly used for transportation.
Manufacturing Redux Benefits Texas Gulf Coast
Millions of Americans have lost factory jobs over the past decade, but U.S. manufacturing is coming back to life. And that's in large measure because of the discovery of abundant supplies of cheap natural gas. The gas can be used to fire up plants, and its byproducts can be used to make chemicals. All of that is creating jobs.
Honda Cleans Up At New York's Auto Show
The carmaker has wowed people with its new Odyssey minivan because of the built in vacuum cleaner. It's tucked inside the driver's side rear-cargo space and comes with various attachments.