12:23pm

Tue June 28, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Home Sick Home? Architect Goes After Tuberculosis In Haiti

A nonprofit group hopes this winning home design will help prevent tuberculosis transmission with better ventilation.
Courtesy of ARCHIVE

When it comes to beating tuberculosis, the focus is usually on better drugs and tests and, maybe someday, a vaccine. But what about building better homes for people at risk of catching the infection?

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12:00pm

Tue June 28, 2011
World

Bahraini Sentenced To Life, Daughter Speaks Out

In Bahrain, leading human rights advocate Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has received a lifelong prison sentence, as the case with seven other prominent Shiite activists. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with Maryam Al-Khawaja about her father's case and her family's history of opposition to the Bahraini government.

11:54am

Tue June 28, 2011
Economy

Experts: Housing Price Rise Isn't A Trend (Yet)

Realtors are hoping an uptick in home prices reported on Tuesday is the beginning of a turnaround, but industry experts say it's too soon to tell if the improvement is anything other than a seasonal blip.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index reported that prices in April rose in 13 of the 20 cities tracked. Washington, D.C., saw the biggest price increases, followed by San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle.

The index, which covers metro areas that include about 50 percent of U.S. households, rose 0.7 percent, the first increase since July 2010.

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11:10am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

In Syria, Government Lets International Media In To Make Its Case

In the beginning of the uprising in Syria, the government banned the international media. So, every report from the foreign outlets about what was happening carried the warning, "we can not confirm the information" because the media was scrambling to piece together the news from videos produced by the protest movement and government statements coming from Syria state TV.

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10:09am

Tue June 28, 2011
Economy

Job Worries Keep Consumer Confidence Down

A private research group reported Tuesday that U.S. consumers' confidence declined to a seven-month low as job worries increased.

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index slipped to 58.5 in June, down from a revised 61.7 in May. Economists had expected the figure to edge up to 61. The results follow an almost six-point drop from May to April, which had marked a six-month low.

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10:08am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Consumer Confidence Dipped Again This Month

Consumers, who drive the economy because they purchase about 70 percent of all goods and services, are less optimistic again this month about how things are going.

The private Conference Board just reported that its consumer confidence index fell 3.2 points in June from May, to 58.5.

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9:44am

Tue June 28, 2011
Planet Money

Christine Lagarde Will (Almost Certainly) Run The IMF

"I am pleased to announce our decision to support Christine Lagarde to head the International Monetary Fund," Tim Geithner said in a statement this morning.

Lagarde, the French finance minister, already had the backing of most of Europe, as well as China. Support from the U.S. effectively seals the deal: Lagarde will run the IMF.

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9:15am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Home Prices Rise, But Seasonal Factors Played Big Role

Home prices have risen in major U.S.

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9:05am

Tue June 28, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Patient Vigilance Can Help Thwart Errors In Doctors' Offices

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Serious medical errors that result in malpractice payments are almost as common in outpatient settings like physicians' offices and urgent care clinics as they are in hospitals, according to a recent study published in JAMA.

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8:45am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Rep. Giffords Makes Public Appearance

Taken on May 17, this photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (left) and her mother, Gloria Giffords, was posted on her Facebook page on June 12.
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"She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.

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