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When finding a job just doesn't compute

Hilary Wicai | May 10, 2007
What does America do about workers who find themselves out of a job but don't have the computer skills necessary to find work in the knowledge economy? Hillary Wicai reports on one effort in North Carolina.
Posted In: Jobs

Student loan regulation up for debate

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 10, 2007
As lawmakers consider greater oversight of the lucrative student loan industry, some universities are pushing for self-regulation. They claim the free market will spit out the bad seeds, but critics say that's misguided. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Filling up on sports coverage

Bob Moon | May 10, 2007
From your cell phone to the gas pump, technology is making it easier than ever to watch games and get sports news just about anytime, anywhere. And that's nudging the industry ever closer to the entertainment model, says David Carter.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Potential peril from microwave popcorn

Steve Henn | May 10, 2007
A chemical used to manufacture those popular microwaveable bags of popcorn is known to cause lung disease among food workers. There's renewed pressure on the FDA to remove diacetyl from its list of safe chemicals.

Russian-Canadian deal aims at Chrysler

Lisa Napoli | May 10, 2007
A billionaire from Russia's new breed of entrepreneurs is investing heavily in a Canadian auto parts giant, and the ultimate target of the deal may be a buyout of iconic U.S. carmaker Chrysler.

Green or greenwash?

Sarah Gardner | May 10, 2007
The magazine PR Week hosts a conference today for marketing types to swap stories and advice on "going green." So as more and more companies launch new environmental initiatives, how can you tell what's just window dressing? Sarah Gardner looks into it.

Border patrol forecasts economy

Dan Grech | May 10, 2007
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration

Profit still Apple of shareholders' eye

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 10, 2007
Apple remains in the SEC's sights for possible stock option backdating violations. Two of its shareholder groups want reform, but with profits soaring to the tune of 88 percent, it may be a hard sell. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pulling the plug on Galileo

Stephen Beard | May 10, 2007
Europe is withdrawing its challenge to America's GPS — for now. Ongoing squabbles between backers of the satellite navigation system have forced the European Commission to shelve it, but it may reemerge as a taxpayer-funded project. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

The Fed Stays Pat

Chris Farrell | May 9, 2007
There was no surprise that the Fed stayed pat on monetary policy at this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Inflation remains the Fed's...