The Occupy Wall Street movement has been criticized for lacking focus — but its main slogan seems to be resonating. That slogan, "We are the 99 percent," highlights the issue of income disparity. It's something economist Jeffrey Sachs has been tracking for a long time.
Over 300 jobs are at stake if the company leaves its Cincinnati headquarters, so locals are tweeting the CEO. Not to be outdone, residents in Charlotte, N.C., have started their own campaign to lure the company to their city. It's a good-natured battle over a decision usually kept behind closed doors.
President Obama began a three-day bus tour of North Carolina and Virginia Monday. The president plans to continue his push for Congress to take up at least portions of his jobs proposal. He's doing so in two traditionally red states that he narrowly won in 2008. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.
The Kinder Morgan deal will likely make the company the largest natural gas pipeline operator in North America. This comes at a time when more people in the U.S. are becoming reliant on the fuel. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Associates and author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.
Toyota, which has suffered through a bout of recalls and the Japan earthquake, is pinning its hopes for the future on its crown jewel, the top-selling car in the U.S. The new 2012 model isn't radically different from its predecessor, but it's harder to redesign the mass-appeal Camry than a Ferrari.
A huge deal in the energy business is just the latest signal that natural gas is a hot commodity. One of the largest natural gas pipeline operators, Kinder Morgan, is buying its rival El Paso for $21 billion.
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