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Iran Releases American Hiker

Laura Fattal, left, Cindy Hickey, and Nora Shourd, mothers of three American hikers jailed in Iran, participate in a demonstration outside Iran's mission to the United Nations. (AP)
Laura Fattal, left, Cindy Hickey, and Nora Shourd, mothers of three American hikers jailed in Iran, participate in a demonstration outside Iran's mission to the United Nations. (AP)

Low Interest Rates + Rising Bank Fees = How Can Someone Save Money?

The average interest rate paid on many forms of savings accounts has fallen to .99 percent, a record low over the last half century. And when you consider rising bank fees, penny-conscious people can often find themselves losing money at the same time they're trying to save it. So unless you're content to stuff your extra cash in your mattress, what are the options? Brett Arends is personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal.

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Explosion Raises Concerns About Aging Gas Pipes

Emergency workers sift through rubble of a burned down home, three days after a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, Calif., (AP)
Emergency workers sift through rubble of a burned down home, three days after a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, Calif., (AP)

Walking The Boardwalk Empire

Riding the success of the "Sopranos," HB0 premieres a new series this Sunday about mobsters in New Jersey. "Boardwalk Empire" is set in 1920's Atlantic City, when prohibition is in full swing and so are the gangsters and corrupt politicians set on making a fortune selling bootleg booze. Here & Now's critic-at-large Ed Siegel has a preview.

Music From The Show

  • Couch, "Heimweg 78"
  • Fugazi, "Recap Modotti"

This program aired on September 14, 2010.

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