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Recent Stories


Blizzards bombard the east coast

In fact, much of the U.S. and Western Europe have already suffered through a spate of snowstorms this winter. Michael Allaby, author of the book series "Dangerous Weather," joins us to discuss the impact of blizzards across the country and the world.

Global Politics

Huge U.S. Debt an Economic Indicator?

The White House reported that the projected 10-year federal deficit is now $9 trillion, $2 trillion more than previous estimates. To decode this number, The Takeaway turns to Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

Global Politics

FDIC: Breaking the Piggy Bank

The FDIC is currently supporting 416 failed and ?problem' banks. Is all that strain on our nation's banking backbone a cause for alarm? The Takeaway speaks to Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times.

Frank Bruni and a Life of Eating

Today on The Takeaway, we speak to the outgoing restaurant critic for The New York Times, Frank Bruni. He's coming out with a book about his lifelong struggle with bulimia called ?Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater.'

Conflict & Justice

Filling Kennedy's Senate Seat

Massachusetts is being pressured to pass a bill that would give Governor Patrick the authority to name a temporary replacement for Senator Kennedy. Timothy Murray, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, tells The Takeaway about the bill's progress.