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Poor people supporting poorer people

Steve Henn | Oct 17, 2007
A new study offers compelling evidence the labor market has gone global. Roughly 150 million people have left their homes and taken jobs abroad, and they send billions of dollars back home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Utilities seek emissions 'safety valve'

Sarah Gardner | Oct 17, 2007
The latest version of a "cap and trade" plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions is set to be introduced in the Senate. Big utility companies are petitioning the Senate for special relief. Sarah Gardner reports.

High taxes cause creative evasion

Dan Grech | Oct 17, 2007
Brazilian authorities have raided Cisco offices and several homes on allegations the company evaded millions in taxes. Dan Grech reports the raids point to Brazil's bigger problem with high corporate taxes.
Posted In: Crime, Taxes

New news group, old ethics debacle

Steve Tripoli | Oct 17, 2007
Billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler are starting a news organization dedicated entirely to investigative journalism. But Steve Tripoli reports where Pro Publica may already hit a conflict of interest.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Supporters of apartheid might pay

Gretchen Wilson | Oct 17, 2007
A decision by a New York court is allowing survivors of South African apartheid violence to seek damages from U.S. companies who supported the regime. Gretchen Wilson has more.
Posted In: Crime

Suffering an unhealthy business model

| Oct 17, 2007
HCR ManorCare is deciding whether to sell the company to private-equity firm Carlyle Group. Karen Kasler reports the $6 billion deal could mean severe changes for the company's many nursing facilities.
Posted In: Health

European airline venture takes off

Kyle James | Oct 17, 2007
Air France and Delta Air Lines are teaming up to offer nonstop transatlantic routes from the U.S. to Europe. Kyle James explains why this is a good deal for passengers.
Posted In: Travel

U.S. should be wary of sovereign funds

| Oct 17, 2007
Countries like Russia and China are using vast pools of government-controlled capital, or "sovereign funds," to purchase Western assets. Commentator David Frum says the U.S. should be mindful of the buyers.

Redefining the online video world

Jill Barshay | Oct 17, 2007
Video website Vimeo may not match YouTube in users, but it's promising viewers something its rival doesn't have on the menu: high-definition content. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Congress stirs over chemical protection

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 17, 2007
The House and Senate want to continue the terrorism insurance program established after 9/11, but each has its own version of what should be covered. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on where they differ and why some insurers are concerned.