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Delivering to the global economy

| Jul 23, 2007
Globalization has played a large part in the strong growth of United Parcel Service. Kai Ryssdal talked to CEO Michael Eskew about how the business has changed -- and stayed the same.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Huddled masses yearning to learn free

| Jul 23, 2007
With English proficiency becoming an increasingly crucial skill for U.S. immigrants, classes to learn the language for free fill up fast. Jessie Graham reports on the demands facing English-language programs in New York.
Posted In: Immigration

'Old media' content remains king

| Jul 23, 2007
Wall Street hasn't been kind to the newspaper business since new media came online. But commentator Cody Willard says old media's content makes it a good investment.

Milking money out of stolen crates

| Jul 23, 2007
Thieves have found a way to turn a huge profit on recyclables: sending stolen milk crates to plastic manufacturers. Kai Ryssdal talks to Edmund Woods, who handles security for a major Southern California dairy.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Policing the flood of imports to U.S.

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 23, 2007
More than 11 million cargo ships unload in U.S. ports every year. A new proposal would have each container inspected and scanned. But just how practical is that, and who would scan the data? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Starbucks heads south of the border

Dan Grech | Jul 23, 2007
The seemingly everpresent coffee-and-lifestyle retailer is looking to perk up its stale stock numbers with a caffeinated push in Tijuana, the busiest border crossing in the world. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Retail

The real power of the Fed chief

| Jul 23, 2007
Ben Bernanke has headed the Federal Reserve Board for 18 months now, and some still hang on his every word. But does he really have much power? Fortune editor-at-large Allen Sloan says yes and no...

Keeping an eye on divesting investments

Curt Nickisch | Jul 23, 2007
Mutual fund boards and money managers have basically one mission: get the best return for investors. Socially responsible investors often need to plow through the fine print. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Investing

Poll: Saying 'no' to globalization

Stephen Beard | Jul 23, 2007
A new poll finds that consumers on both sides of the Atlantic feel their lifestyles are threatened by cheap labor in China and India. Well-heeled executives should pay more taxes, too. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Fighting for the right to relax

| Jul 23, 2007
There are laws on the books in 127 countries mandating vacation time for workers. But not in the U.S., where a lot of folks find they just can't afford to escape the grind in a competitive market. Wren Elhai reports.