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Lululemon's Pants Return With 'More Fabric Across The Bum'

When some pants allowed too much to be seen, the clothing company pulled them from store shelves. Now it's made some design changes. But Lululemon still cautions that proper fit is critical: "If you stretch a knit fabric far enough, it will go sheer."

IRS Chief Tells Panel 'Primary Mission' Is Restoring Trust

In the wake of reports that conservative groups' requests for tax-exempt status got extra scrutiny, new IRS acting Commissioner Danny Werfel tells a House panel the agency must earn Americans' trust. The panel questioned Werfel about his agency's scandals at an oversight hearing Monday.

Apple Gets Day In Court Over Alleged E-Book Price Fixing

Computer giant Apple goes on trial Monday, accused by the government in a civil action of colluding with publishers to fix the price of e-books. Five publishers have settled with federal authorities already on the prices fixing charges. Apple denies the charges. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Laura Sydell who is at the trial.

Investigation Continues At Troubled Hedge Fund

A federal insider trading probe focused on the hedge fund SAC Capital is causing investors to take action. Investors have pulled an estimated $3.5 billion from the fund in anticipation of additional developments.
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America's Energy Future Beyond Oil And Gas

Natural gas production in this country is booming. On a far smaller scale, so are some alternative energy industries. Please join us to discuss the growth prospects for wind, solar and nuclear power in the United States.


Sandwich Monday: Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts. It's only in Boston, but a taste this disgustingly delicious won't stay local for long.

Wal-Mart Pledges Fresher Produce By Cutting Out The Middleman

The retailing giant says it will launch training for 70,000 associates to help them spot fruits and vegetables that should no longer be on shelves. The move follows complaints that understaffing was leading to low-quality produce of dubious freshness in stores.

Who Knew? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Is A Funny Guy

At Princeton's commencement, the central bank chief mixed in some humor with his advice. He even quoted comedienne Lily Tomlin. That's not your typical "Fed speak."