Honda Hybrid Owners Win Small Claims

Honda Civic hybrid owner Heather Peters brought and won a small claims suit against Honda Motor Company because her car failed to achieve the 50 miles per gallon fuel efficiency the company claimed the car could get. She won $9,867 in damages, which exceeds the proposed class action settlement in a suit brought against Honda by Civic hybrid owners which was rejected by a Federal judge last year. Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times has been following both cases and fills Melissa Block in on the story.
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Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after a car accident two weeks ago. NPR's Susan Stamberg has an appreciation.
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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.
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Hillary Clinton To Release 8 Years Of Tax Returns

The returns will show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.
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Letting Go Of The Wheel: How Google Is Easing People Into Self-Driving Cars

Google has begun testing a new self-driving car this summer that is designed to work without a steering wheel. But as the Planet Money team reports, the company's biggest challenge may be convincing Americans to hop inside.

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