Wed, 05/02/2012 - 09:36 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
In Private Empire, investigative journalist Steve Coll explains how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., concerning issues like climate change.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
Nearly 200 countries have sent representatives to the Gulf state of Qatar to talk about climate change. The goal is to find ways to cut global emission and slow down the rate at which the earth is warming. One of the world's biggest multilateral organizations, the World Bank, recently issued an alarming report on climate change. Renee Montagne talks about this with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
The Washington Post has me doing a live web chat at 2:00 on the now apparently inevitable health care reform. If you wan to ask me some questions, please head over there . . . you can actually submit questions now, but the answers won't go live until 2:00.
President Obama outlined to Congress his $450 billion plan to add jobs Thursday night. The president said he would ask the bipartisan panel that's already charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the deficit to find additional savings to pay for it. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner talks to Steve Inskeep about the American Jobs Act.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped down Wednesday, in a poignant letter to his board. Jobs has been battling cancer for some years. He will continue as chairman of the board.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Steve Jobs came back from medical leave to announce Apple's much anticipated cloud music service called iCloud. It will allow users to access music they've purchased on almost any device. Apple also will offer cloud services for contacts, calendar and mail for free.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The periodic table lists 118 different chemical elements. And yet, for thousands of years, humans have really, really liked one of them in particular: gold. A chemist explains.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has returned to his showman role, taking the stage Wednesday at a product launch event for the first time since his nearly six-month-long medical leave. Jobs, who had a liver transplant this spring, got a standing ovation. He outlined a new version of Apple's iTunes software.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us