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Eating and Drinking in Egypt

meaw | Mar 6, 2008
I wasn't sure what to expect in Egypt for meals or adult beverages. I'll start with the food. I haven't had a bad meal here yet. I was warned to...

Exporters struggle in West Bank

Sam Eaton | Mar 6, 2008
For eight years Israel has imposed severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods from the West Bank. Sam Eaton reports the restrictions have devastated the business of Palestinian exporters.

Too much Debt

Chris Farrell | Mar 6, 2008
Question: I'm 54, earn about $80,000/yr and plan to work for 10 more years. I have $100,000 invested with Edward Jones in growth funds and would...
Posted In: debt

NBA, NCAA may transform recruiting

Tess Vigeland | Mar 6, 2008
The NBA and the NCAA are considering partnering in order to change the way they train and develop young recruits. Tess Vigeland talks to Diana Nyad about how they're trying to create the next Lebron James through training that starts as early as high school.
Posted In: Sports

Berlin's Polar Bears migrate west

| Mar 6, 2008
The Berlin Polar Bears, a hockey team founded in East Germany, will be leaving their communist-era arena in East Berlin for a new arena in West Berlin. But many of their loyal fans worry American-style sports capitalism will kill the team's spirit. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Sports

Another fake memoir dupes publishers

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 6, 2008
The memoir "Love and Consequences," about a woman's life in South Central Los Angeles, has been uncovered as a hoax. It's the latest of several fictionalized memoirs that have slipped through the publishing industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Study: Subprimes aimed at minorities

Dan Grech | Mar 6, 2008
Minorities were targeted more by subprime lending than other borrowers, even when they may have qualified for traditional loans, according to a new study. Dan Grech reports.

Macy's stops monthly sales reports

Bob Moon | Mar 6, 2008
This month Macy's joined the ranks of retail companies which have abandoned monthly retail-sales reports. Bob Moon reports the company could be trying to hide from embarrassing numbers.
Posted In: Investing, Retail

Work not enough for Iraqi refugees

Alisa Roth | Mar 6, 2008
Once civil servants in their home in Baghdad, Ayssir and Maher now work small jobs round the clock to provide for their family in Jordan. But they still rely on the help of friends to get by (Part 4 of a series).
Posted In: Jobs

Egypt's newfound labor movement

Scott Jagow | Mar 6, 2008
Textiles are a huge employer in Egypt, but workers have started protesting their wages. In an unusual move, the government met the demands of thousands of strikers last year. Scott Jagow asks American University's Joel Beinin why.