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2:00am

Mon November 28, 2011
Around the Nation

Calif. High Speed Rail Isn't Quick To Take Off

The dream of high speed rail in California is running into tough realities. Cost estimates have more than doubled — to nearly $100 billion — since the project was approved by voters in 2008. The date of completion has been pushed back to 2030.

2:00am

Mon November 28, 2011
Africa

After Violent Campaign, Congo Voters Cast Ballots

The Democratic Republic of Congo holds elections for president and parliament Monday. These are the second elections since a long dictatorship ended in 1997. Elections held in 2006 represented a transition to democracy.

2:00am

Mon November 28, 2011
Business

Should CEOs Have To Buy Company Stock With Their Own Money?

Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 4:45 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The economy is still far from healthy, and we've been asking people for one idea that could help fix even just one small part of the economy. And we have this latest idea from author and management consultant Jim Collins. He wants to change the way that CEOs are paid. Instead of granting stock options, he says executives should have to buy company stock with their own money.

JIM COLLINS: I want executives who are willing to be aligned in their own risk profile with how well the company does over time.

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2:00am

Mon November 28, 2011
Sports

NFL Tries To Coax Chinese Into Liking Football

Chinese love World Cup Soccer and NBA basketball. Selling them NFL football has proven much more difficult. On Sunday, the NFL set up an elaborate, interactive exhibition outside a Shanghai stadium in an attempt to build a fan base in the world's most populous nation.

6:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Commentary

Not To Be Sneezed At

Dr. Marc Ringel

Sometimes mind over matter is the best defense when it comes to healing. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

Should you take Echinacea if you get a cold this winter?  Yes, if you believe in it.

Belief accounts for a significant part of why even the most scientifically grounded treatments work.  It’s called the placebo effect, a fundamental principle of healing.

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