Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz grew up in Gary, Ind. — a city that has weathered many economic storms over the past half-century.
Stiglitz went on to study at Amherst College and MIT, where he received a Ph.D. in economics. He later served on and chaired President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and became the chief economist at the World Bank. But even as a child, Stiglitz says, he noticed ways in which the markets weren't working.
Stickers are given to voters Tuesday in Milwaukee. Wisconsin voters are choosing between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a recall election.
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Wisconsin state Sen. Timothy Cullen, a Democrat, in his Capitol office in Madison.
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Last year, Dale Schultz was the only Republican state senator to vote against Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of public union collective bargaining rights. Here, he speaks to reporters at the state Capitol in 2006.
This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, during his long and varied career, Oscar winner Morgan Freeman has played everyone from soldiers to servants, from cowboys to criminals - not to mention the almighty. In a moment, he'll tell us what music he plays for inspiration. That's our feature we call In Your Ear, and it's just ahead.
This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, a picture of military moms breastfeeding their children has gone viral and it's raising questions about what's appropriate for women in uniform. We'll speak with one of the women in the picture about why she did it and the reaction to it. That's in just a few minutes. But first, voters are casting ballots in several states today and many political observers will look to the results for clues about the battle for the White House.
With an endorsement from first lady Michelle Obama for its effort, Walt Disney Co. confirmed this morning that it is going to apply new standards to food ads aimed at children and their families during programming for kids. The entertainment giant says it will try "to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles."
The planet Venus is seen crossing the sun in June 2004 as photographed through a telescope at Planetarium Urania in Hove, Belgium. The earliest known observation of such a transit was in 1639 by English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks.
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This map provided by NASA shows the visibility for Tuesday's transit of Venus. <a href="http://venustransit.nasa.gov/2012/transit/viewing_locations.php">Click here</a> for information on the best viewing times for your location.
Less than 250 years ago, the brightest minds of the Enlightenment were stumped over how far the Earth is from the sun. The transits of the 1760s helped answer that question, providing a virtual yardstick for the universe.
Protesters in Nice, France, hold banners depicting then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama before a November 2011 G-20 summit where global financial issues were discussed. Sarkozy has since lost re-election; some political scientists say economic problems in Europe also could play an unprecedented role in the upcoming U.S. election.
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Volunteers unfurl a banner with the Preamble to the Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's <em>Citizens United</em> ruling on campaign finance rules at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2010.
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President Obama holds an online meeting from Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., April 20, 2011. One political science professor says Obama's digital campaigning skills could make a difference in November.