Some other countries have allowed air traffic controllers to nap during their breaks and some experts think that might help prevent any more cases of American air traffic controllers falling asleep when they should be directing planes.
Nike announced it has welcomed back NFL superstar Michael Vick to its roster of celebrity endorsers. Vick, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, spent 20 months in federal prison on a conviction related to dog fighting.
During that case, Vick became highly unpopular and lost his $2 million endorsement deal with Nike in 2007. The sports apparel company even suspended the release of the Zoom Vick V sneakers.
Zynga, the online game maker behind FarmVille and other popular Facebook pastimes, is going public, the latest in a crop of high-valued Internet IPOs expected after LinkedIn Corp. showed that the online networking craze is a hot commodity on Wall Street.
Today, the second round of the Federal Reserve's stimulus came to an end. In an interview with CNBC, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the second round of quantitative easing — or QE2 as it's come to be known — did very little.
Robert Siegel speaks with Dereck Whittenburg about the death of Lorenzo Charles, a member of the NC State Wolfpack who made the 1983 NCAA national title-winning dunk. They were the underdogs to the No. 1 Houston Cougars — also known then as Phi Slamma Jamma — a team that included future NBA greats Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Whittenburg threw the ball that Charles grabbed and dunked in the last seconds of the game, upsetting Houston and giving NC State the stunning win.
For more on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, Melissa Block talks with Kristina Korobov about the credibility of alleged victims — and how it can be used in court. Korobov is the senior attorney for the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women, a division of the National District Attorneys Association.
Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cuts are taking their toll on school districts around the country. In Milwaukee, 354 teachers are going to be laid off. In Chicago, a thousand. Smaller school districts are losing positions too. Robert Siegel speaks with Sean Cavanagh, who covers state education policy for Education Week, about the cuts — and what they mean for the upcoming school year.