7:12am

Tue September 25, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Who should be held responsible for the financial crisis?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the banking crisis of 2008. Not one executive has been charged or imprisoned. In the late 1980s, during the Savings and Loan crisis, over 1,000 cases resulted in more than 800 jailed bank officials. What’s different about this crisis? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. Who do you think should be held responsible for the financial crisis? Should they face criminal charges? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar



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6:52am

Tue September 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney Touts 'Prosperity Pacts' To Help Middle East, Developing Nations

One former president, one would-be: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (left), spoke this morning at former President Bill Clinton's annual forum in New York City. President Obama addresses the Clinton Global Initiative later today.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Saying that foreign aid must play a role in bringing peace to the Middle East, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made the case today for what he calls "prosperity pacts" that would aim U.S. assistance packages at nations that develop "the institutions of liberty, the rule of law, and property rights."

Romney was addressing the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, a forum that will host President Obama later today.

If he's elected in November, Romney said (per his prepared remarks):

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6:34am

Tue September 25, 2012
The Two-Way

More Positive News On Housing: Prices Rose For Third Straight Month

A home for sale in Los Angeles last month.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Home prices rose in July from June by 1.5 percent in its 10-city index and 1.6 percent in the 20 major cities where it tracks changes, the latest S&P/

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Tue September 25, 2012

5:59am

Tue September 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Syria's Children Are Victims Of 'Appalling' Violence, Report Says

A young Syrian girl wiped her tears after not being allowed entry to Turkey last month. Thousands of Syrians have fled to neighboring countries to escape the civil war raging in their nation.
Aris Messinis AFP/Getty Images

Unfortunately, this news is not a surprise:

"As Syria's civil war has intensified, thousands of children have died in brutal attacks and many more have been injured, traumatized or forced to flee their homes," the international charity Save the Children reports. And it warns that "boys and girls continue to be killed, maimed and tortured. These appalling violations against children must stop and those carrying them out held to account."

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5:16am

Tue September 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama To Tell Iran That U.S. Will 'Do What We Must' On Nukes

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 5:33 am

  • Michele Kelemen on 'Morning Edition'

"President Barack Obama will warn Iran on Tuesday that the United States will 'do what we must' to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and appeal to world leaders for a united front against further attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Muslim countries," Reuters reports this morning.

Update at 8:30 a.m. ET. According to excerpts released by the White House, the president will say:

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5:08am

Tue September 25, 2012
KALW Almanac

Tuesday September 25, 2012

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4:48am

Tue September 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Bring Back The Real NFL Refs! Debacle At End Of Game Adds To Outrage

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 4:39 pm

Confusion: One official (to the left) signals touchdown for Seattle. The other signals that a touchback — possession — for Green Bay.
Stephen Brashear AP

Football fans are furious. Bettors are out an estimated $150 million. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin — the Republican who's famous for battling with organized labor — is on the side of the referees union. And the NFL is in something of a "prevent defense," saying that nothing can be done to change the outcome.

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4:42am

Tue September 25, 2012
Economy

IMF's Lagarde: Uncertainty Slows Global Recovery

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 9:00 am

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers remarks at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Monday in Washington, D.C. Lagarde said there are a number of factors eroding growth.
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Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde says recent actions by the European Central Bank mark a positive turning point in Europe's financial crisis. But she warned that uncertainty elsewhere will continue to slow the pace of the global recovery.

Back in July, the IMF was forecasting world growth of just under 4 percent for next year. The group's economists will issue a new forecast in a couple of weeks. Lagarde said the new projection still foresees a gradual recovery, but it will shave a few tenths of a percent off global growth.

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3:54am

Tue September 25, 2012
Animals

Crocodile Busts Out Of Airplane's Holding Bin

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 9:00 am

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