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Schools study ways to keep teachers

Jeff Tyler | Jul 26, 2007
In the summer months, many school districts struggle to fill open teaching positions. Jeff Tyler explores what drives many once-enthusiastic teachers out of the classroom -- and what the schools are doing about it.
Posted In: Jobs

Women lead protests in Zimbabwe

Gretchen Wilson | Jul 26, 2007
With inflation out of control and their country on the brink of economic collapse, women are taking to the streets of Zimbabwe to protest President Mugabe's policies. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Beyond 'Moby Dick'

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 26, 2007
Before crude oil, there was whale oil. Kai Ryssdal sits down with Eric Jay Dolin, who talks about the American whaling industry in his new book.
Posted In: Books

Simpsons got a little bit of Seoul

| Jul 26, 2007
To get to the big screen, the Simpsons' needed the help of tireless writers, actors and animators. But while the creative end was produced in the U.S., much of the rest had a hand from South Korean outsourcing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Cut corporate taxes, or close loopholes?

John Dimsdale | Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson believes the tax burden on businesses is driving some companies away. Critics say closing tax code loopholes benefitting well-connected industries is a better move. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

'Open access' battle heats up in D.C.

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 26, 2007
Google has proposed a billion-dollar bid to keep airwaves open to smaller telecoms and innovators. But established telecom carriers say it's nothing but a government handout of valuable spectrum. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Hyper-competitive job market training

| Jul 26, 2007
Funding for a little-known program helping workers who lose their jobs to overseas competition is being held hostage by GOP backers of presidential fast-track trade authority. Chris Farrell explains the controversy.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Nanoparticles in regulatory spotlight

Janet Babin | Jul 26, 2007
Sub-microscopic materials are now in hundreds of consumer products, and the tiny particles can defy standard physics and may pose a risk. The FDA is passing the buck to the EPA to regulate them. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Venezuela's social spending spree

Dan Grech | Jul 26, 2007
About 20 percent of the nation's GDP goes into health and welfare programs, thanks to high oil prices. Even if prices drop, President Hugo Chavez might be able to keep the social spigot open. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Disney nixes on-screen smoking

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 26, 2007
The movie ratings folks plan to crack down on films depicting tobacco smoking, and that's just bad for Disney's bottom line. The health of the audience is another factor. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health