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It's been almost 5 years since the Lehman Brothers investment bank went bankrupt, sending the country into an economic tailspin.
Bernanke Testifies At Senate Hearing On Semiannual Monetary Report To Congress

Who will Obama appoint as new Federal Reserve chair?

Current Chair Ben Bernanke will step down soon, and his potential successors are current vice chair Janet Yellen and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.

Friday Flashback: Vladimir Putin, Syria weapons, and more

Time now for the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of the stories in the news. Joining us from Washington DC today is David Gura of Marketplace, and in the studio, James Rainey of the LA Times.
All American High

Revisiting the 'All American High' doc a generation later

A documentary, shot in 1984 about life at Torrance High School, is being screened in LA this weekend. It reveals how much life for high school kids has changed.
A woman uses her smart phone to acces Fa

Can you catch an illness through Facebook?

Parents complain that kids waste a lot of time on Facebook when they should be doing homework. Now there's speculation that Facebook and other social media sites might actually make people sick.
Wet Electric
Tomorrow, Huntington Beach will host a 9-hour electronic dance party. Last week, the city filed a restraining order hoping to stop the festival known as Wet Electric.
little mermaid

Disney welcomes iPad use in theatres for 'The Little Mermaid'

Disney will host special screenings of the film that encourage the audience to watch the movie while they're also interacting with a "The Little Mermaid" app on their iPads.
Valero Benicia

Valero rail project fuels tar sands speculation in Bay Area

Now the nation's largest refiner of oil wants to start using trains to bring that crude oil to its refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area. That's raising concerns about safety and air pollution in the East Bay city of Benicia.
About six years ago an amateur fossil collector in the dusty badlands of Montana made the find of a lifetime.
Uni-Ball pen

What makes one pen superior to another?

Brad Dowdy has reviewed more than 700 pens on his website The Pen Addict.com. He joins the show to tell us what makes one pen better than another.
2013 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 3

Actress Katey Sagal has classic tunes 'Covered' in new album

Most people know actress Katey Sagal from her roles in "Married With Children" and "Sons Of Anarchy," but she actually got her start in show biz as a singer and songwriter.

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