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Across The Country, Overpromised On Pensions

Actuary Jeremy Gold says that states and counties are miscalculating their pension funds. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with Gold about why the math may be wrong.
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At Henry Ford's 150th Birthday Party

Amid the gloom about Detroit's bankruptcy, people associated with Ford have lots to celebrate: an amazing history and a current surge in profits and jobs. So there will be dancing and celebrating at the party for the automaker and inventor.
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Obama Touts Economic Prescriptions

The president is calling for more job creation, better access to education and a stronger middle class. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Obama's economic tour around the country.
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Women's Agenda Features Work-Family Balance Issues

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is introducing an Economic Agenda for Women and Families. Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with the congresswoman about her goals.
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High-Tech Boats Make Waves At America's Cup

Some American yachts in the prestigious sailing race are so advanced, few can compete. Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Susan Stamberg talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about boat races, and about a little bit of football math.
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This Fountain Of Youth Has A Little Extra Zing

The Fountain of Youth at Punta Gorda, Fla., was so popular 40 years ago, residents remember waiting in line to get a drink. But in the 1980s, testing found high levels of radium in the well. In other words, the water is radioactive — but it might still prolong your life.
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Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker. Still, comparisons can be misleading.
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Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block

Throughout Detroit's long decline, city planners and ordinary people have launched countless plans to revive the city — casinos, downtown development, urban farms, artist hubs. One city neighborhood is thinking small, and it's starting to pay off big.
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How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction

The drug war was in full swing in the '80s, and cocaine was practically everywhere. But use of the drug has fallen by almost half since 2006, and production is also down significantly. So how did the U.S. kick the habit? Experts say cocaine has lost its luster — oh, and policy may have made a difference, too.
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Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs Dies At 97

In 1973, she succeeded her husband in a special election and served for nearly two decades. She later became ambassador to the Vatican under President Bill Clinton.

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