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Thursday, June 18, 2009

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  • Obama Introduces Sweeping Financial Overhaul
    President Obama unveiled a plan to overhaul regulation of the nation's financial institutions Wednesday. He blamed the current economic crisis on a culture of irresponsibility by Wall Street, Main Street and Washington. Obama also said the government had to do more to protect consumers. The effort requires congressional action and would represent the most substantial revamping of the regulatory structure since the Great Depression.
  • Forcing Banks To Put More 'Skin In The Game'
    During the housing bubble, banks made thousands of loans to people who were unable to pay them back. The banks could afford to because none of their own money was at stake. President Obama and top Democrats in Congress want to change that.
  • Adler And Doonan: Like Father, Like Son ... Sort Of
    Designers Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan appreciate their fathers' influence on their artistic endeavors. Both dads were role models for their creative sons in very different ways.
  • Tiger Woods Favored To Win U.S. Open
    Opening round play begins Thursday in the U.S. Open Golf Championship. Tiger Woods is defending two U.S. Open titles: the one he won a year ago on an injured knee; and the one he won seven years ago, which was the last time the tournament was played at New York's Bethpage State Park.
  • Day Of Mourning For Dead Iranian Protesters
    Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has called for another mass rally Thursday in defiance of Iran's powerful Islamic rulers. Borzou Daragahi, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks with Steve Inskeep about the situation in Iran.
  • Iranians Still Connect To Social-Networking Sites
    The Iranian government has been blocking access to YouTube and Twitter. The two sites remain important communication outlets for protesters. That's because people outside Iran have volunteered their time and their computers to keep Iranians connected.
  • Investors In Asia React To U.S. Financial Overhaul
    Investors in Asia are watching President Obama's proposed changes to overhaul the U.S. financial regulatory system. One giant U.S. trading partner is offering a generally positive response. Chinese economists are welcoming the proposed ideas — with some reservations.
  • Financial Overhaul Could Change Wall Street
    After the White House and Congress work out the details of a sweeping financial regulatory overhaul bill, the people on Wall Street will have to live with the consequences. Some look forward to the changes, but others are unhappy.
  • Homer Helps GPS Users Avoid Unwanted Odysseys
    D'oh! The makers of TomTom GPS navigation devices have reached a deal with 20th Century Fox to allow users of portable systems to download Homer Simpson's voice. The wise-cracking character on The Simpsons will help steer you in the right direction.
  • Iran Braces For Another Mass Opposition Protest
    Demonstrators continue to take to the streets in Tehran to protest last week's disputed presidential election. The opposition leader has called for another mass rally Thursday. Although many pictures of the huge crowds have been televised internationally, Iranian state-controlled TV has acted as though only pro-Ahmadinejad supporters were in the streets.

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