Some CEOs had a very bad year in 2010. The first name that comes to mind is Tony Hayward, head of BP at the time of the Gulf oil spill disaster in April. Host Steve Inskeep spoke to professor Sydney Finkelstein of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, about his other picks for Worst CEO of 2010.
The stock market is closed Friday for the holiday weekend, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 14 points Thursday, the highest level since August 2008. According to some traders and analysts, recent data seem to be pointing toward a slowly recovering economy.
A Christmas tree doesn't have to be a fir or a pine. Sometimes an 80-foot jungle tree fits the bill. Host Steve Inskeep takes a glimpse at some of this year's more unusual Christmas trees around the world.
The Federal Communications Commission has given preliminary approval towards a merger between Comcast, the nation's biggest internet and cable company, and NBC-Universal. The deal would create of the country's largest entertainment conglomerate. The approval comes with conditions, however.
Don Michaels really didn't like school for a while when he was growing up.
"I had terrible migraine headaches when I was in fifth grade," he explained to his daughter Jennifer recently. "Whether that was because of the pressure, or because of the reputation that the teacher at the time had, and my having gotten reports from my three brothers who had her, I just, I just don't know."
Michaels remembers his teacher, Miss Leister, having very sharp features.