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Power Breakfast For April 8, 2010

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Coulda, shoulda, didn't?

On Capitol Hill, it's Day Two in a three-day series of hearings to investigate the roots of the financial crisis. In this round, the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has singled out Citigroup. The erstwhile financial services 'supermarket' managed to have a hand in pretty much every piece of the over-heated financial industry that went so terribly wrong. Yesterday chairman and former California state treasurer Phil Angelides pointed out years' worth of reviews, reports and all manner of red flags.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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