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A 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt coupe sits on display at General Motors headquarters in Detroit in 2009.

The recall covers 971,000 cars worldwide and includes all model years of the Chevy Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice, Saturn Ion and Sky. It follows a recall of 1.6 million cars last month.

Moscow has long used its energy exports to win political concessions from its neighbors. In the last decade, Russia has twice threatened to cut off its natural gas supplies to Ukraine.

How well will the economy perform? If you wager well, you can have a much more comfortable retirement. Take a quiz and see how different economic scenarios could affect your nest egg.

David Sheets on his Boat at Table Rock Lake / Photo Credit: Sheets' Family

It was supposed to be a normal day on the lake.  David Sheets, his 16-year-old son Michael, and three of his teenaged friends had planned to meet another group at Table Rock Lake, outside of Branson. Their quick response, action, and directions that the father initiated, along with the actions of the four teenagers, saved a life on Table Rock Lake.

In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, entrepreneurs are going after a share of the Internet economy that usually goes to Asia. At a business incubator, they want to work with U.S. tech companies.

Ford Motor Company is adding 300 jobs and investing $500,000 at its plant in Lima, Ohio. Earlier this month, Ford announced it was moving production of two truck models to Ohio from Mexico.

When a school hires its own students, it can bump up its ranking. One school employs 20 percent of its most recent graduates — and jumped nine spots in the rankings this year.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Brussels earlier this year. Lagarde says women are underutilized in the global economy.


Christine Lagarde says giving women access to the job market isn't just about equal opportunity — it makes economic sense. In an interview, she also reflects on being the only woman in the room.

Jennifer and Edith Williams

In this segment of our Sense of Community series on local heroes, we hear of the remarkable lengths one mother went to so that her daughter could be the first person in her family to receive a college degree. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports.