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Rundown for August 14, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Egypt Violence Upsets White House Policy

As the death toll mounts today in Egypt, it also upends the Obama administration’s delicate balance on the Egyptian crisis.

12:15 PM EDT 7 Comments

Utility Companies Push Back On Solar Incentives

Utility companies around the country are asking regulators to reconsider an incentive program that’s encouraged many people to invest thousands of dollars in rooftop solar electric systems.

12:20 PM EDT 15 Comments

Analyst: Utilities Challenged By Spread Of Solar

Publicly, critics of solar and wind dismiss the notion that renewables could gain a foothold in the energy industry. But there are reports that privately, the electric industry wants to get in front of the disruption.

12:35 PM EDT 6 Comments

How A Handbag Can Cost $38,000

After news came out that a sales clerk in Zurich refused to show Oprah Winfrey a $38,000 bag, some people are wondering how a bag could cost as much as a mid-range luxury sedan.

12:40 PM EDT 12 Comments

When It’s Not Alzheimer's: Little-Known Illness Mimics Dementia

Research shows that up to 5 percent of dementia cases are misdiagnosed cases of a treatable, but largely unknown condition called “normal pressure hydrocephalus.”

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Do Leaked Albums And Songs Hurt Or Help Artists?

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry both were forced to release new songs early after they were leaked. Artists and record labels may fear a drop in sales if a song or album is leaked, but that may not be the case.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Legendary Steinway Piano Company Set To Change Hands

A hedge fund manager has made a $500 million offer to buy Steinway. But workers at the Steinway factory don’t think the change of ownership will mean much change for them.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Egypt’s Vice President Resigns As Death Toll Rises

Egypt’s interim vice president has resigned to protest deadly clashes between the military and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, which have left more than 100 people dead.

1:15 PM EDT Comment

Five Ways To Gauge The Mideast Peace Talks

A Middle East analyst who has advised both Democratic and Republican secretaries of state says we will be able to tell whether the Israeli-Palestinian talks are serious by looking at a few specific factors.

1:20 PM EDT 3 Comments

Bulger Trial Not The End For Brother Of Murder Victim

On Monday, jurors convicted former Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger on murder charges in the deaths of 11 people. But they could not agree on whether Bulger killed 26-year-old Debra Davis.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

European Union Emerges From Recession

Less than one percent growth may not sound like a lot, but it’s a signal of a much-needed recovery in the eurozone’s three-and-a-half-year debt crisis.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

Economic Independence Is Transforming India’s Marriage Culture

In India, the rising economic wherewithal of a new generation of women is transforming an institution as old as the country itself: marriage.

1:50 PM EDT Comment

To Get Kids Into The Kitchen, Teach Them To Cook

A new cookbook by Sally Sampson, “Chop Chop: The Kids Guide to Cooking Real Food With Your Family,” includes detailed instructions for kids and their parents. Sampson joins us and shares two recipes.

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July 31 4 Comments

Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

July 31 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.