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California Turns To China For New Bay Bridge

American workers will assemble the more than $7 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but its massive cable, key sections of the iconic tower and deck are all made in China. Lower costs and Chinese expertise are the main reasons, but critics say the decision hurts the state, which is struggling with high unemployment.

New Programs Aim To Close The Wealth Gap

The city of San Francisco is taking a step to even the playing field by offering public school kindergartners college savings accounts. It is part of a nationwide effort by government and nonprofit groups to address the widening wealth gap.

A Slow-Motion Bank Run In Europe

Fear can wreck a banking system and cause havoc in an economy. That's why the recent worries about big French banks are so important, and so scary.

Coburn Agrees To A Deal On FAA Extension

A possible shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration has been averted. It's funding was set to expire Friday night. For the past two days, one senator had been blocking a bill to temporarily extend funding both to the FAA and highway projects. But instead, the bill is now headed to the president's desk. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Tamara Keith for more.

Boehner Offers Response To Obama's Jobs Speech

House Speaker John Boehner ruled out tax increases and hammered at government regulations in his first lengthy response to President Obama's jobs speech last week.

Greek Crisis Threatens EU, And Perhaps US

After months of financial instability, Greece is at the tipping point of potential default. If it does, the repercussions are likely to ripple through the eurozone and across the Atlantic to the United States.